Columbus Short Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail
Columbus Short’s attempts at pulling his life together once again have been temporarily derailed, as the actor was sentenced to a brief stint in jail today. Apparently he violated his probation by refusing to stop puffing on mary jane — and being a ball of sorry excuses over it. Via TMZ:
Columbus Short pissed off a judge with a wad of excuses for violating probation, and it got him a month behind bars.
The ex “Scandal” star was in court Wednesday for a progress report where the judge handed down the jail sentence, plus 6 months in a residential drug treatment program.
Prosecutors said Short was violating his probation from a 2014 assault case by continuing to smoke marijuana — testing showed his THC levels were increasing weekly. They also say he’s done ZERO hours of community service.
Short tried playing the sympathy card — his lawyer informed the judge Short’s sister died of heart failure last week. It didn’t work and ultimately, Short apologized.
He’d already been in custody for 6 days, and was immediately taken back to jail to do 24 more.
SMH! Terrible news that he lost his sister in the midst of all his other issues. Hopefully he can pick himself up and piece his life back together after all this…