Marcus Patrick: Fired for Nude Photos?

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Less than a year after joining Days of our Lives, Marcus Patrick has been let go by the NBC soap opera. The timing of the move has many fans scratching their heads.

After all, Patrick posed for Playgirl just a few months ago. Could this decision have led to his dismissal?

Rumors of Patrick's firsting first started circulating in August, when the actor posed naked for Playgirl. We might never know if this led to his ousting, but tabloid The Globe printed an article saying NBC brass was unhappy with Patrick's appearance in the magazine.

This marks the second time that Patrick has been axed by a soap. He joined All My Children as Jamal Cudahy in June 2006, but asked to be released just three months later.

Today is Patrick's final appearance on the show. We'll keep you updated as this story progresses, but let us know what you think about it now at our Days of Our Lives forum.

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Deimos: I believe that the younger generation in this family have been handed everything on a silver platter, and they don't appreciate it.
Maggie: By younger generation, you must mean Sonny.
Deimos: All right, fine. Let's start with Sonny. I'm trying to work with him, Maggie. I've just given him a very important position in the company and instead of being grateful for the opportunity, he's being an oversensitive, temperamental pain in my neck. But at least he's still here. Brady, on the other hand, he's taken off, abandoned the family, Titan. He's left me all alone to deal with the Hernandez family on my own.
Maggie: Well, there's an easy solution to the Dimera and the Hernandez families. Just bow out.
Deimos: I do that and I lose face.
Maggie: With whom?
Deimos: With everyone. Except Nicole. She's taken off too.
Maggie: And to think I naively thought that maybe I'd gotten through to you the last time we had a serious conversation. Let me ask you a question. Has doing things your way gotten you anywhere?