Ex-Scandal star Columbus Short may be rejoicing right now as he just dodged a jail sentence for a brutal crime that occurred last year. While he won't be spending time in the big house, however, he's going to pay in another capacity for a pretty long time.
According to TMZ, Short pled no contest on Thursday (September 24) to a felony assault for knocking out a man at a West Los Angeles restaurant in March, 2014. He ended up breaking the victim's nose, leaving him badly injured and unconscious.
Instead of being sentenced to jail time, Short was ordered to serve three years probation, 60 days community labor, and 26 anger management classes, in addition to paying restitution to the victim. These next 36 months better be squeaky clean for the actor, for his sake.
For old time's sake, let's take a look at Short in action in his latest feature film, Girl Is in Trouble, below:
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