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Pureracket
Apr 28th, 2005, 05:46 PM
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0427051_bo_bice_american_idol_1.html


"Idol" Finalist Dodged Cocaine Rap

Bo Bice completed drug diversion program after 2001 Alabama bust

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art3/0427051inside1.jpg APRIL 28--One of the five remaining "American Idol" finalists was once arrested for felony cocaine possession, but had the charge dismissed last year after completing a so-called "diversion program" for first-time offenders, The Smoking Gun has learned. Harold "Bo" Bice, 29, was busted in June 2001 by Huntsville, Alabama cops and hit with the drug count, a Class C felony, according to the below warrant (Bice posted $1000 bond and was released from the Madison County Jail). After being postponed for a week at the request of prosecutors, a District Court preliminary hearing was set for August 29, 2001. But when a Huntsville Police Department investigator did not show, Judge Susan Moquin dismissed the Bice case, according to a court docket (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0427051_bo_bice_american_idol_3.html). But with prosecutors prepared to refile the felony count, Bice opted to enter a drug diversion program overseen by the district attorney's office, according to Heather Douglas, spokesperson for the Madison County D.A.. Bice entered the program in 2003 and, after successfully completing it, the coke case was bounced on April 28, 2004, Douglas said. Details of what Bice had to do in the diversion program are confidential, Douglas added. However, similar programs often require enrollees to submit to urine tests, undergo drug counseling, and attend awareness classes. If convicted of the felony charge, Bice would have faced a maximum of 10 years in jail, though a probationary term would have been more likely. A police spokesperson told TSG that the arresting officer, Mike Armstrong, no longer worked for the department and that the administrative officer on the case, Sgt. Michael Izzo, could not recall any details of the Bice bust. Court records do not describe the circumstances of Bice's arrest, except for the address where he was popped. Bice, who worked at the time in a Huntsville bar, is a long-haired rocker whose gritty appearance and performances have stood out from "American Idol"'s usual pop pablum. On Fox Television's "Idol" web site, Bice reports that his "most embarrassing moment" was when he once "fell off stage during a show." (3 pages)

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:20 PM
ROTF!! I knew something was up with Bo, but he is the crowned one so this will not hurt him. If Fantasia had a record of coke possession they would of protested the show.:lol:

SelesFan70
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:24 PM
:eek:

What next? Vonzell arrested for stealing mail? Carrie arrested bearing her thighs in Oklahoma? Anthony arrested for being Russian?

G-Ha
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Harold?! Personally, I find his name actually being Harold more disturbing than the coke bit...

Pureracket
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:34 PM
:eek:

What next? Vonzell arrested for stealing mail? Carrie arrested bearing her thighs in Oklahoma? Anthony arrested for being Russian?Most people consider felonies kinda serious.

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:35 PM
:eek:

What next? Vonzell arrested for stealing mail? Carrie arrested bearing her thighs in Oklahoma? Anthony arrested for being Russian?

Vonzell arrested for stealing mail?:lol: :lol:

SelesFan70
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Most people consider felonies kinda serious.

I know, but he's a rocker so this isn't much of a surprise...I couldn't think of any felonies for Carrie and Anthony :o And I'm sure Vonzell would never steal mail. :angel:

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:41 PM
But I consider someone in the music industry taking coke as normal :o

This is the potential freakin AI Martian. We want our AI's pure without sin. That means no former domestic violence rejects, drug abusers, shoplifters, or unwed mothers. I speak for America, I speak for a country that serves God.

Stone him!:) :) ;)

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 06:42 PM
I know, but he's a rocker so this isn't much of a surprise...I couldn't think of any felonies for Carrie and Anthony :o And I'm sure Vonzell would never steal mail. :angel:

Unbelievable, people will accept this because a rocker is supposed to do coke? But then the same folk turn around and trash Scott for his domestic violence incident? It's so typical.;) :D

Rocketta
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:11 PM
Unbelievable, people will accept this because a rocker is supposed to do coke? But then the same folk turn around and trash Scott for his domestic violence incident? It's so typical.;) :D

also, because Bo is better looking than Scott and Bo is staying in his place where as Scott has the audacity not to dress and act like the all-american boy. Anyone who thinks that doesn't play a part in the Scott criticism has blinders on. :tape:

Scotso
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Hopefully they will kick him off the show. If they don't, they're showing how bigoted and stupid they are.

Their reasoning for letting that fat domestic abuser stay MIGHT hold water, but letting Bo stay if he didn't admit to this would be stupid.

Rocketta
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Hopefully they will kick him off the show. If they don't, they're showing how bigoted and stupid they are.

Their reasoning for letting that fat domestic abuser stay MIGHT hold water, but letting Bo stay if he didn't admit to this would be stupid.

one I think he probably told them but if he hadn't I think there would be zero chance they would kick him off...they hand picked him and tailored the show from the beginning for him to make it to the finals and I doubt anything will stop that machine. :tape:

alexusjonesfan
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Paula likes her men felonious :hearts:

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Paula likes her men felonious :hearts:

:tape:

PaulieM
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:42 PM
wow everyone on this season is fucked up in some way :rolleyes:

kabuki
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:46 PM
also, because Bo is better looking than Scott and Bo is staying in his place where as Scott has the audacity not to dress and act like the all-american boy. Anyone who thinks that doesn't play a part in the Scott criticism has blinders on. :tape:

Scott just sucks. Period. His vibrato is so loosey-goosey it is hilarious.

Rocketta
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:46 PM
wow everyone on this season is fucked up in some way :rolleyes:

which fits since this season is fucked up...:shrug:

Rocketta
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Scott just sucks. Period. His vibrato is so loosey-goosey it is hilarious.

That's not the personal criticism he is receiving though.....he's called a criminal, a woman beater, a wanna be thug, blah blah blah.....we'll see what people call the coke head. ;)

kabuki
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:50 PM
That's not the personal criticism he is receiving though.....he's called a criminal, a woman beater, a wanna be thug, blah blah blah.....we'll see what people call the coke head. ;)

The mother of Scott's child and the object of the domestic abuse sings his praises and wants him to win. :shrug:

I just can't abide his voice.

Rocketta
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:53 PM
The mother of Scott's child and the object of the domestic abuse sings his praises and wants him to win. :shrug:

I just can't abide his voice.

maybe because she did something to him first....;)

Anyway I don't think he can sing......that's enough reason not to like him.....but the he's fat, he's a thug, he's underserving, he's a serial killer well that's really going the extra mile.

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:55 PM
That's not the personal criticism he is receiving though.....he's called a criminal, a woman beater, a wanna be thug, blah blah blah.....we'll see what people call the coke head. ;)

a true rocker:tape:

Rocketta
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:56 PM
a true rocker:tape:

:lol: ;)

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:57 PM
maybe because she did something to him first....;)

Anyway I don't think he can sing......that's enough reason not to like him.....but the he's fat, he's a thug, he's underserving, he's a serial killer well that's really going the extra mile.

My sentiments exactly concerning Scott. People are so ready to call him a "Thug", but then they will excuse Bo Bice.

SelesFan70
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:59 PM
maybe because she did something to him first....;)

Anyway I don't think he can sing......that's enough reason not to like him.....but the he's fat, he's a thug, he's underserving, he's a serial killer well that's really going the extra mile.

No, she sees a gravy train the further along Scott gets! I'm sure she's doing it for their child, though.... :o

Sally Struthers
Apr 28th, 2005, 08:05 PM
I'm waiting for Carrie's family to be busted for hiring illegal aliens for farm labor :o

harloo
Apr 28th, 2005, 08:13 PM
But I fail to see the comparison between the 2... If someone takes coke, who cares. It might be illegal but that's his life.

If you're a woman beater, you're affecting SOMEONE ELSE life, and it's pretty repulsive if you ask me. There's just no comparison possible with that and someone who likes to party.

I think since all the people who criticize certain contestants seem to have this standard it should be applied across the board instead of just for a select few. Bo will not be called a thug even though he was a cokehead and that's because he is their favorite all american guy. I don't like Scott but it's because he can't sing and the other nonsense is just people being cruel.

DemWilliamsGulls
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Okay...that says Harold Bice Jr. the 3rd.....I dont think thats him...people kill me digging up old shit on people when they are tryign to better themselves. I like ole Bo Bice...I honestly think he hsould win now that constantine is out the competition. I think a lot of Constantine fans have been tryign to dig up or make up dirt on Bo to hurt his fan popularity...its sad.

AjdeNate!
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Shocked, I tell ya shocked!





*sarcasm*

PaulieM
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:33 PM
which fits since this season is fucked up...:shrug:
:yeah:

Rocketta
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:33 PM
Okay...that says Harold Bice Jr. the 3rd.....I dont think thats him...people kill me digging up old shit on people when they are tryign to better themselves. I like ole Bo Bice...I honestly think he hsould win now that constantine is out the competition. I think a lot of Constantine fans have been tryign to dig up or make up dirt on Bo to hurt his fan popularity...its sad.

how can anyone be a third and a jr? :confused:

anyway his name is definitely Harold though.

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-354643/

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:14 AM
LOL@Vonzell stealing mail! ;)

RatedR Superstar
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:07 AM
he's a rocker, what do you guys expect.

Rocketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:10 AM
I never knew Rocker = coke head learn something new everyday. :shrug:

BigB08822
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:40 AM
:eek:

What next? Anthony arrested for being Russian?

Lucky for Anthony he could totally beat those charges, since he is Ukranian.

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:04 PM
But I consider someone in the music industry taking coke as normal :o

Yes, cocaine (Pete Doherty, Scott Weiland) is as normal as the reputation of many rockers of slapping around their girlfriends (GNR, Def Leppard).

SelesFan70
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Lucky for Anthony he could totally beat those charges, since he is Ukranian.

:o :tape: :o

griffin
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:32 PM
I think since all the people who criticize certain contestants seem to have this standard it should be applied across the board instead of just for a select few. Bo will not be called a thug even though he was a cokehead and that's because he is their favorite all american guy. I don't like Scott but it's because he can't sing and the other nonsense is just people being cruel.

I can't speak for everyone, but I don't see anything inconsistant about reacting differently to a (minor) drug bust than to someone roughing up their girlfriend. If Bice had been busted for SELLING drugs, that's another story, but like Bagel said: there is a difference between an action that really only affects you (doing drugs, posing topless) and directly, objectively hurting another person (mistaking them for a punching bag).

Both seem to have stayed out of trouble since then, and I do believe people deserve second chances, but there is a real difference in what's on their rap sheets.

Booting Corey Clark and not Scott, now THAT is a double standard. (who the heck cares if they told AI? How the heck does telling the producers about something make it better/worse?)

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:36 PM
I can't speak for everyone, but I don't see anything inconsistant about reacting differently to a (minor) drug bust than to someone roughing up their girlfriend. If Bice had been busted for SELLING drugs, that's another story, but like Bagel said: there is a difference between an action that really only affects you (doing drugs, posing topless) and directly, objectively hurting another person (mistaking them for a punching bag).

Just curious that since you feel this way about Bo (doing drugs), do you think “AI” should’ve let Frenchie (posing topless) remain in the competition, too? Are they being hypocritical?

griffin
Apr 29th, 2005, 01:53 PM
I think booting Frenchie was a publicity stunt, yes I do :) as I said

there is a difference between an action that really only affects you (doing drugs, posing topless)

I'm not saying AI should have thrown Scott out of the competition, again I do believe in giving people second chances and it does look like this was a one-time thing. I just see a real difference between what Scott did and what Bo did, and I don't think it's "inconsistant" or a double-standard to react to those things differently.

harloo
Apr 29th, 2005, 02:50 PM
I can't speak for everyone, but I don't see anything inconsistant about reacting differently to a (minor) drug bust than to someone roughing up their girlfriend. If Bice had been busted for SELLING drugs, that's another story, but like Bagel said: there is a difference between an action that really only affects you (doing drugs, posing topless) and directly, objectively hurting another person (mistaking them for a punching bag).

Both seem to have stayed out of trouble since then, and I do believe people deserve second chances, but there is a real difference in what's on their rap sheets.

Booting Corey Clark and not Scott, now THAT is a double standard. (who the heck cares if they told AI? How the heck does telling the producers about something make it better/worse?)

Ok lets say Nikko, Anwar, or Vonzell was charged with posession. I know that they would be called thugged out drug dealers who did not deserve to be the AI. Let's just be real about this, Bo is forgiven for his past mistakes because he meets the desires of white middle class women(not you of course).;)

Did Scott beat his girlfriend? I am not sure that was the case, their was some altercation where both parties were fighting. He was charged, did his stint and should be afforded a second chance. I am not against second chances but when the defenition of who deserves one is slanted I feel that is unfair.

As far as consistency goes maybe we have differing opinions on what is tolerable and was is not. I am of the belief that ANY criminal activity past or present should be judged on the same level.

I posted this article on another site and the responses were so defensive of Bo when the same people lamblasted Scott. It was unbelivable the contrast in criticisms. Who knows maybe it was because some feel more passionately about violence against women, but feel it's ok to posess drugs(who knows if Bo was selling or not). I guess I am wrong for thinking that getting busted for drugs is just as bad as having a violent altercation with your girlfriend.:shrug:

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Ok lets say Nikko, Anwar, or Vonzell was charged with posession. I know that they would be called thugged out drug dealers who did not deserve to be the AI. Let's just be real about this, Bo is forgiven for his past mistakes because he meets the desires of white middle class women(not you of course).;)

Did Scott beat his girlfriend? I am not sure that was the case, their was some altercation where both parties were fighting. He was charged, did his stint and should be afforded a second chance. I am not against second chances but when the defenition of who deserves one is slanted I feel that is unfair.

As far as consistency goes maybe we have differing opinions on what is tolerable and was is not. I am of the belief that ANY criminal activity past or present should be judged on the same level.

I posted this article on another site and the responses were so defensive of Bo when the same people lamblasted Scott. It was unbelivable the contrast in criticisms. Who knows maybe it was because some feel more passionately about violence against women, but feel it's ok to posess drugs(who knows if Bo was selling or not). I guess I am wrong for thinking that getting busted for drugs is just as bad as having a violent altercation with your girlfriend.:shrug:

I agree with your Nikko example. Race is definitely an issue in these situations yet I don’t think it’s out of racial hate. The problem, in my opinion, is attitudes of certain people that stem from racial conditioning and often times, some people are simply in denial about their perceptions. There was a post yesterday that proved a glaring bias on “AI”. Fantasia was criticized for being a single mom yet no one blinked an eye at Nikki McKibbon (from Season 1), a white single mom who worked in a strip club.

Rocketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:12 PM
The only thing I disagree with what you said Griffin is that taking drugs only affects the person who takes them. That can't be farthest from the truth. People taking drugs has/do devestat entire families......people taking drugs has/do effect the general public in numerous ways........and it should be pointed out that Bo got a 2nd chance now he is on his third.....arrest in 2001 for drugs, arrest in 2003 for drugs...;)

I just wonder if people would be saying oh what do you expect from a rocker if he was caught with crack or heroin?

griffin
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:16 PM
As far as consistency goes maybe we have differing opinions on what is tolerable and was is not. I am of the belief that ANY criminal activity past or present should be judged on the same level.


Push came to shove, I really don't think this is true. I have yet to meet anyone who does not make distinctions among different kinds of criminal (or non-criminal) activity.

And trust me, I'm well aware that there is a lot more going on for some people/lots of people than "doing coke is and apple, beating up your girlfriend is an orange," and that any non-white contestant busted for drug possession would get ripped by a lot of the people defending Bo right now. They'd also get defended by some of the people currently ripping Bo: we're all inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to the people we like or identify with in the first place.

Me, I don't particularly like either one of them :lol:

I still think that there is a real difference between doing drugs - legal or otherwise - and doing violence to another person, and if you really do believe that there's no difference between the two, or shouldn't be, then yes I think you're wrong.

Rocketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:18 PM
I don't think Harloo means there's no difference in terms of how the criminal justice system treats these crimes but I think he's referring to AI. However, that's my guess.

griffin
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:21 PM
The only thing I disagree with what you said Griffin is that taking drugs only affects the person who takes them. That can't be farthest from the truth. People taking drugs has/do devestat entire families......people taking drugs has/do effect the general public in numerous ways........and it should be pointed out that Bo got a 2nd chance now he is on his third.....arrest in 2001 for drugs, arrest in 2003 for drugs...;)

I just wonder if people would be saying oh what do you expect from a rocker if he was caught with crack or heroin?

Sorry for the oversimplification, I do know that drugs can affect more than just the person taking them. And as the child of an alcoholic, I can also tell you that a drug doesn't need to be illegal to have those affects. But drugs and alcohol don't automatically cause those things to happen.

I can get high or have a couple of drinks and not have it affect you. You can't say that about me busting you with a telephone.

harloo
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:31 PM
I don't think Harloo means there's no difference in terms of how the criminal justice system treats these crimes but I think he's referring to AI. However, that's my guess.

You are indeed correct. I should of been more clear because I was only referring to AI. The criminal justice system is a seperate entity that has problems of it's own. I am mainly targeting the demographic of AI who simply feel that certain individuals who are from certain backgrounds, or dress a certain way are not worth a second chance, while others are. ;)

Rocketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 03:36 PM
Sorry for the oversimplification, I do know that drugs can affect more than just the person taking them. And as the child of an alcoholic, I can also tell you that a drug doesn't need to be illegal to have those affects. But drugs and alcohol don't automatically cause those things to happen.

I can get high or have a couple of drinks and not have it affect you. You can't say that about me busting you with a telephone.

yes that is true. However, we don't know the circumstances of Bo's arrest, ie he could've been driving at the time and then yes I would say that is worse because the police could've possible prevented him from doing much worse than just busting someone over the head with a telephone. Also, about Scott and his domestic situation....we don't know what happened in that situation. We don't know if he hit her and she was innocent or if she did a whole lot of shit to him before he snapped. He actually was not convicted of domestic violence but plead down so we don't know. All we know is they both were arrested...they both did what they needed to do to put these charges behind them.

I'm just saying there are circumstances behind everyone's problems....but because Scott is fat, and chooses to not act "all-american" whatever he did would be looked at worse than Bo....I feel. I don't think either should be kicked off the show...I'm just saying the people who immediately felt like Scott should be kicked off the show sure are either quiet now or very flippant about someone else have two drug charges against them.

btw, an ACOA here too! :wavey:

harloo
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Push came to shove, I really don't think this is true. I have yet to meet anyone who does not make distinctions among different kinds of criminal (or non-criminal) activity.


Answered.;)

And trust me, I'm well aware that there is a lot more going on for some people/lots of people than "doing coke is and apple, beating up your girlfriend is an orange," and that any non-white contestant busted for drug possession would get ripped by a lot of the people defending Bo right now. They'd also get defended by some of the people currently ripping Bo: we're all inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to the people we like or identify with in the first place.

I do understand that everyone is biased in some way and like certain people, however I am inclined to believe that their should be some common ground in regards to criminal activity. Otherwise I feel that racial profiling, whether unintentional or intentional becomes a significant factor.

You may be right. Their would probably be someone defending those contestants in that scenario who had criticized Bo. However, I think the reaction comes from the harsh negativity bestowed upon a contestant they identify with who is considered trash to certain people.

I remember clearly the negativity about Fantasia. She was too ghetto, an unwed mother, she was a welfare chick etc. I was like she wasn't good enough. I have yet to see the same criticisms of other contestants, it proves to me that some people in this country have a lot of growing up to do.



Me, I don't particularly like either one of them :lol:


Ditto;)

I still think that there is a real difference between doing drugs - legal or otherwise - and doing violence to another person, and if you really do believe that there's no difference between the two, or shouldn't be, then yes I think you're wrong.

Again I was really talking about AI.:D

UDiTY
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:28 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:


It's gonna be a Bo-Scott final...a once arrested bash.

Rocketta
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:29 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:


It's gonna be a Bo-Scott final...a once arrested bash.

except Bo's been arrested twice...:o

darrinbaker00
Apr 29th, 2005, 04:46 PM
If Vonzell doesn't win, she could become Hollywood's first singing martial-arts action hero! ;)