According to a new report from CNN’s Brian Stelter, NBC executives are currently exploring ways to retain skilled entertainer and questionable truth-teller Brian Williams, even if he steps down as anchor of NBC Nightly News.

Citing inside sources, the report says NBC News chairman Andrew Lack—who was appointed in the wake of the Williams scandal—is in favor of this option. From CNN Money:

“Andy’s contorting to figure out a way to keep Brian,” one of the sources said.

One of the sources described employee meetings where Lack asked attendees to “think creatively” about a new role for Williams.

However, the new report also states that several sources believe it is likely Williams will leave the network after a financial settlement over the contract he signed last year, reportedly worth up to $50 million.

In this scenario, Williams would keep a significant portion of the money, perhaps as much as $30 million, according to Politico’s Mike Allen.

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