Donnie Williams dropped from Idol.

Donnie Williams dropped from Idol.
Donnie Williams did indeed get dropped from American Idol 3 after he was arrested Monday for driving under the influence. He has yet to be convicted, but FOX says that innocent-until-proven-guilty thing doesn’t matter. A spokesperson said, “While understanding that Donnie has not been convicted of a crime, the producers and network feel that the nature of the charges against him warrant his disqualification.” Oddly, the New York Daily News reports that “the producers said he would be invited to try out again.”

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