Cibrian Dropped From CSI: Miami

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June 17, 2010 | 5:20pm EST

Actor Eddie Cibrian has been ordered to hand in his police badge – he has been axed from hit detective show Csi: Miami.
LeAnn Rimes’ boyfriend has been portraying cop Jesse Cardoza on the TV crime drama for the past year, but network bosses at CBS have chosen not to renew his contract, according to

Reports suggest original cast member Adam Rodriguez will return to the series for its forthcoming ninth season.

The news will put a dampener on Cibrian’s birthday celebrations – the actor turned 37 on Wednesday.