Jermaine Jones to Be Kicked Off ‘American Idol’ for Concealing Criminal Past: Report

By ABC News

Mar 14, 2012 12:30am
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Jermaine Jones, one of the 12 remaining “American Idol” finalists will be dropped from the show Wednesday for allegedly concealing a criminal record and outstanding warrants from producers, TMZ reported.

Jones tweeted “”Awww I will no longer b on the show”

Jones was charged in 2011 with two crimes, including one that allegedly involved violence,  sources close to show told  TMZ.

In both cases,Jones gave a false name to police when placed under arrest, according to sources.

In addition, the “gentle giant” reportedly has outstanding warrants that were also concealed from “Idol” producers.

According to TMZ, “Idol” producers began looking closely at Jones’ background after he claimed his father had abandoned him.

The dad denied the singer’s claims, and said he saw his son regularly.  “Idol” producers became suspicious when Jones began tweeting that he never told producers his dad had left him.

TMZ reported that Jones was confronted with the information on camera Tuesday and Fox will air the footage on Wednesday’s edition of “American Idol.”

“American Idol” airs at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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