Buffalo Wild Wings will stop airing TV commercials featuring comedian Steve Rannazzisi, who said this week that he lied about being in the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks.
"Upon careful review, we have decided to discontinue airing our current television commercials featuring Steve Rannazzisi," the Minneapolis company said in a statement Thursday.
The New York Times first reported Rannazzisi's admission earlier this week. Rannazzisi, who is also a star on the FXX show "The League," has said in the past that he was working as an account manager for Merrill Lynch on the 54th floor of one of the World Trade Center towers when it was hit with a plane. He and described the "pandemonium" he witnessed when he ran out into the street.