When did the name Columbus Short become synonymous with cheater, domestic violence, and now substance abuse? The mighty have truly fallen when it comes to this once respected and talented actor. Nowadays, Columbus seems to be doing nothing but bad and his latest failed drug test just might land him a lengthy prison sentence! Earlier today, Short tested positive for marijuana and cocaine while on probation.
via Love B. Scott & Page Six:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Leslie E. Brown received details about the failed drug tests Thursday and ordered the actor to appear at a hearing May 9 to address them. Court officials were unable to provide a copy of Short’s probation report on Tuesday.
Short pleaded no contest to felony assault in September and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, two months of community labor and anger management counseling. He was charged after he delivered a running punch during a fight at a family gathering in March 2014. The blow knocked a man unconscious, gave him a concussion and fractured his eye socket.
The actor has completed anger management counseling, but has not yet completed the community labor terms of his sentence.
Short’s attorney Ludlow B. Creary II said the actor has previously publicly addressed his drug use and no further comment on it was necessary. Short told Access Hollywood in 2014 thathis cocaine use and drinking had caused many of the problems that led to his departure from “Scandal.”
Creary said he hopes Short will “complete his probation, and get on with [his] career.” He added that he believed Short’s legal problems are overblown.
“It’s our belief that Mr. Short is going to continue to make progress,” Creary said.
Get it together Columbus, you’re ruining not only your career, but your life. Let’s keep him in our prayers everyone!