Could Jacob Lusk's Criminal Past Haunt His ‘American Idol’ Future?

Fri, April 15, 2011 7:45pm EST by 6 Comments

‘American Idol’ hopeful Jacob Lusk’s has had a run in with the law. Will it give him street cred or a quick exit from the hit show?

Back in 2009, before Jacob Lusk was an American Idol hopeful, he was cited by cops in LA for not buying a metro train ticket. Although that wasn’t the end of the world, he later missed a court hearing, which gained him an arrest warrant. Then, to make matters worse, he was arrested in November of 2010 after a mandatory traffic stop (which was coincidentally the day after he tried out for American Idol). It seems every year an Idol hopeful has had a run in with the law, but could this slip up cost Jacob the top prize?

After serving three days in jail and being sentenced two years probation, American Idol decided to nix Jacob from the competition. Determined to chase his dreams, Jacob pleaded his case to the judge, who dropped his probation, giving him a second chance at pursuing Idol glory. Talk about a true underdog story!

Hollywoodlifers, now that the cat’s out of the bag, tell us what you think about the latest Idol controversy! Will Jacob’s scandalous past blemish his chances at a star studded future — or will his talent keep him safe?

Russ Weakland

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