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

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

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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