ARLINGTON, Va. — Questions surrounding the Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes case continued Friday as the Army denied a media report that the general had been given nonjudicial punishment.

In August, the four-star general was relieved as head of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command after allegedly having an affair with a woman while separated from his wife.

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Pamela Hart told the Newport News Daily Press that Byrnes’ punishment could include a reduction of rank and forfeiture of pay, but Byrnes would not have to stand trial on the adultery charge.

On Friday, Hart said she was “incorrect” when she spoke to the newspaper.

Asked if the story was accurate, Hart said, “The decision has not yet been confirmed.”

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said he had not heard of the Newport News Daily Press story and said the matter was an Army issue.

Byrnes disobeyed a direct order to break off contact with the woman, Army spokesman Col. Joe Curtin told USA Today in August.

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