The Philadelphia District Attorney's office issued a statement yesterday announcing the resignation of Deputy D.A. Brian Grady.

The brief, seven-sentence press release says Grady has resigned to return to private practice. It includes heartfelt statements from Grady and D.A. Seth Williams. The Daily News paints a different picture this morning, suggesting Grady was forced out for allegedly losing his temper last month in a Center City bar — not the first such incident he's been tied to.

Grady and the office deny he was fired and escorted out, and none of the other sources the Daily News spoke with offered up more information on the bar scuffle that allegedly got Grady tossed.

Grady joined Williams' office from the start of Williams' term in January 2010 as the head of the Special Operations Division.