American Idol's Jermaine Jones Kicked Off Show for Criminal Record

Entertainment Mar. 14, 2012 AT 8:56AM
American Idol's Jermaine Jones Kicked Off Show for Criminal Record Credit: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com

Jermaine Jones will not be the next American Idol.

In a tweet that was subsequently deleted, the top 12 finalist announced that he will depart the show come Wednesday evening.

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TMZ reports that the FOX smash's producers discovered that Jones concealed a criminal record -- one that includes two 2011 arrests, with one incident that involved violence.

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It's not the first time a checkered past has led to the dismissal of an Idol contestant. Season 2's Jared Andrews was dismissed over assault charges as was Corey Clark; both didn't divulge their records.

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