Jermaine Jones has been axed from “American Idol”.
Jones, who had been nicknamed the “gentle giant”, had already been saved once after he had been eliminated.
But today, the Smoking Gun reported that Jermaine is actually wanted in three separate counties for failure to appear on criminal charges.
Jones was arrested in 2006 during a drug bust, was cited for an open container charge in 2008 and in gave police a fake name in 2009. The singer was also arrested twice last year and gave cops fake names to avoid his outstanding warrants from being discovered.
The 25-year-old vocal instructor from New Jersey tweeted Tuesday night that he would no longer be on the Fox singing competition.
Jones wrote on his official “Idol” Twitter account: “Awww I will no longer b on the show,” but the post was later deleted.
Here’s the news report on Jermaine Jones’ criminal past:
Jones’ departure will likely be announced on Wednesday night’s broadcast.
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