The "official" report is that they want to focus on the "core" cast more. But no one really seriously believe that line of BS they're trying to convince people as the truth. The actor did not want any money, in fact, he was glad to be on the show. The network and show runners decided since one of their original actors wanted to return and they love to have him return, the new actor who was the original actor's "replacement" would be let go so the original actor could return to the "core" cast. It was to be honest because Miami wanted its golden boy back and actor Eddie Cibrian was the unfortunate casualty who was kicked to the curb because Miami could never really write for more than 3 people. --------------------------------- On another note, I've been falling and trying to hit my head to test this theory of cerebral hemorrhaging by falling down, but apparently I am not falling the right way because I'm not dead yet....hmmmmm....maybe further testing is required..... They should have just said Jesse died because his face was right next to the floor vents and he inhaled way more than the others, I would have believed that. But they just HAD to mention he hit his head. It's just silly.