Police: Jermaine Jones Should NOT Have Been Kicked Off 'American Idol'

Fri, March 16, 2012 9:46am EDT by 3 Comments

Jermaine’s elimination was an ‘outrage,’ according to authorities. Do you think producers just did it to boost ratings?

American Idol finalist Jermaine Jones was cruelly ejected from the competition this week for not revealing he had outstanding warrants in New Jersey, and now the police involved in his case are now speaking out — in his favor! Police Lt. Christopher Jones tells the New York Post that Jermaine’s crimes weren’t serious enough to go after him for, reinforcing the idea that the whole thing was done simply for ratings.

“For the producers of the billion-dollar show to expose, embarrass and interrogate a young man without an attorney in front of 40 million viewers was an outrage,” adds Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash.

In case you need a refresher on Jermaine’s legal history, he was arrested twice last year, and he gave police a false name when confronted about a motel fight — for which he was never even charged.

Now that this new information has come to light, how do YOU feel about Jermaine’s elimination? Do you think producers were right to let him go, or was his ousting merely a ratings ploy? Hit up the comments section with your thoughts below.

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