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MAR
13
2 YEARS

'American Idol' Contestant Jermaine Jones Disqualified From Competition

UPDATED: Jones was disqualified for concealing “multiple crimes” and is expected to exit the show during Wednesday’s broadcast.

Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones has been disqualified from further participation on American Idol after it was discovered that he concealed "multiple crimes," TMZ reports.

Jones announced his departure on Twitter, tweeting, "Awww I will no longer b on the show."

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Jones was reportedly charged with two crimes in 2011, one involving violence. In both arrests, Jones gave a fake name to police. He additionally did not reveal to producers that he has outstanding warrants.

Jones departure will pan out in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night's broadcast.

Fox had no comment.

Later on the night of March 13, Jones' Twitter account was deleted. 

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