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Scandal's Columbus Short Arrested for Public Intoxication

Scandal's Columbus Short Arrested for Public Intoxication

Columbus Short has found himself in trouble with the law yet again after getting arrested on Friday (July 4) for public intoxication.

The 31-year-old former Scandal actor was partying on the Fourth of July at the Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas. He had been running up a tab for four hours when security thought he was about to leave without paying and confronted him, according to TMZ.

Columbus accused the guard of racism and a scuffle ensued. Some off duty cops were present and broke up the fight, but Columbus started screaming at the cops and tried to attack them. He was then arrested for public intoxication and taken to jail.

This is the second bar fight that Columbus has been involved in this year. He was arrested for battery during a fight back in March and he was arrested twice for domestic violence this year as well.

Columbus will not be returning to Scandal when it premieres again this fall.

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  • AshleyLove

    Wow, I might hop down to the Lew and see him.

  • Pooch

    What a moron. He can now officially kiss his lousy career goodbye before heading to rehab.

  • Elle

    But that’s the whole point of having a tab, no? Your card is held until you’re done, then it’s charged and you leave?

  • Uncle Sam

    Sounds like he has deep anger issues….only fair that he got what was coming to him. No respect for a man who abuses women.


    This is about the end of Guy Richie’s Revolver movie. Where Obama figure tricks the writer and director into thinking that I got fooled.

  • AshleyLove aka Fist Brown stan

    @AshleyLove: Of course you like him, you’re a known fist brow stan. You obviously love men who are violent and have anger issues and put the blame always to others.


    Sam Gold is the white man who was always right at the end of Revolver.


    You just described my belovrd sidekick and drinking buddy Barack Obama to a T…
    Kind of like that Obama transsexual figure with the little horn hairdo at the end of A View To A Kill. Who surprisingly turns out to be my secret weapon.

  • allison

    Shonda Rhines probably would appreciate if you stop using her show’s name (Scandal) when speaking of former employee Short.

  • ForMe

    I guess he hasn’t hit bottom yet. I would think that losing your wife and job would be bottom,but I guess he doesn’t think he’s there yet.

  • Ricky M.

    I absolutely it when someone uses Racism as an excuse for their stupidity.

  • Ricky M.

    @Ricky M.: I

    Meant to say “I absolutely loathe it when someone uses Racism as an excuse for their stupidity

  • Matty Citu

    Please go ain’t sown somewhere you are a hot mess!!!!!!

  • AshleyLove

    @AshleyLove aka Fist Brown stan:

    Who are you, psycho? I’m turning your stalker azz in.

  • AshleyLove

    I’M AshlyLove I love me some violent men and I’m as disgusting as fatty CHRIS BROWN is. I love CHRIS oh sorry FIST BROWN SO MUCH. BUT EVEN FIST BROWN DOESNT WANT ME.

  • Blade

    @Pooch: Damn, not condoning his theatrics, but why does Charlie Sheen, get a pass/show for acting like a ass….