Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

case closed

American Idol Contestant Jermaine Jones Resolves Legal Troubles

Back in March, 25-year-old American Idol contestant Jermaine Jones was unceremoniously yanked off the show for the revelation that he committed two crimes in 2011 and gave a fake name in both instances. He pleaded guilty to the false name charges in New Jersey on Tuesday, getting off with a $200 fine versus the potential $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Case closed. Go ahead and listen to the Gentle Giant's new iTunes single without all the baggage.