Scott is a felon waiting to happen

You can see it in his eyes, you know? I always said he was creepy. Take a look at his mugshots.

I say we kick him off now and bring Jessica back. =)

American Idol Finalist’s Violence Rap – March 31, 2005

An “American Idol” finalist was once arrested for felony domestic violence after roughing up his infant son’s mother during a Valentine’s Day fracas, The Smoking Gun has learned. According to police, 28-year-old Scott Savol, one of the remaining nine “Idol” contestants, was busted following a February 2001 confrontation with Michele Martin at the woman’s Ohio home.

(Thanks for the link, George.)


13 Responses to “Scott is a felon waiting to happen”

  1. EzekielRawlins
    1. April 2005 at 07:20

    Just read this on Drudge-think they will dump him?

  2. JoeBlank
    1. April 2005 at 08:25

    Note that the Smoking Gun says he plead to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, so your headline “Scott is a felon” is incorrect.

    Still, they have dropped contestants for less than this, haven’t they? When will AI start doing more detailed background checks?

  3. Shawn
    1. April 2005 at 08:31

    Convicted of disorderly conduct will probably not get him kicked off the show. That’s really nothing…

  4. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    1. April 2005 at 09:23

    The thing that got Cory kicked off last season wasn’t the charges — which he still hadn’t appeared in court for — but the cover-up. He didn’t tell the producers about it in advance. He had a court date at noon on a Tuesday when the show was going to air live 8 hours later in L.A. Nobody really knows what that idiot was thinking.

    Now, if I remember correctly — when they kicked him off, they didn’t eliminate anyone that week. They rolled the votes over to the next week and kicked someone off based on the sum of the vote totals.

    And Scott is a felony waiting to happen.

  5. Tracie
    1. April 2005 at 11:01

    There’s a good thread on their website about Frenchie…..she didn’t even break the law, and she was kicked off. They’re being little hypocritical.

    Also, if they leave him in, this week’s voting will be skewed. Everyone will be voting against scott to remove him and it won’t be fair. we won’t be voting on skill and talent.

    I don’t think Scott should pay or anything, but it’s just not right to be an Idol with a rap sheet…

  6. Loren
    1. April 2005 at 11:11

    A good thread on which website about Frenchie?

    The thing that irked me most about Frenchie’s dismissal was that AI apparently considered her nude photos unacceptable, but they had let Nikki McKibbin, a former stripper, into the top 3. Either they raised their own standards for the second year, or they just wanted to get rid of Frenchie.

  7. Wes C. Addle
    1. April 2005 at 11:26

    Nikki McKibbin was not a stripper. She waitressed at a strip club. There’s a huge difference.

  8. Tracie
    1. April 2005 at 11:42


    A lady on there wrote a great lettere to Fox about Frenchie.

    There are alot of people upset about this… i hope they listen up!

  9. Tracie
    1. April 2005 at 13:05

    AI website……letter from Scott’s family….

    Scott Savol – Message From Scott’s Family Subscribe
    From: Scott ~ Bring it home! ~ Aunt Janet (Brott2) Mar-31 10:04 pm
    To: ALL 1 of 215

    This is my ‘official’ satement regarding the Smoking Gun report that was posted on the Internet today. This is my one and only comment regarding this subject on these message boards. I will not be responding to any posts made in this thread or on this subject.

    First and foremost, American Idol was and is fully aware of this incident. Scott was very up front with any information regarding his past – American Idol asked and Scott bared his entire past, keeping nothing hidden from them.

    Taken from the Smoking Gun story: “At that point, according to the police report, Savol shoved Martin, pulled a phone from her hand, and then threw it at Martin, striking her in the chest.”

    Michele states that the phone did not hit her in the chest but the phone hit the wall. When the police came the following day to take pictures, they took a picture of the damage done to the wall. Michele does not remember them taking a picture of anything other than her hand, which did not show any injury.

    Taken from the Smoking Gun story: “Martin, then 21, initially said she did not want Savol to be prosecuted, but rather sought a “restraining order on him.” The following day, however, she signed a warrant for his arrest.”

    Taken from the police report: “She also stated that she did not want to prosecute the suspect”

    Michele is very adamant about the fact that she did not want Scott prosecuted. She says the police prosecuted Scott without her support. She wrote a letter to the court on Scott’s behalf and the charges were then reduced to a misdemeanor.

    Scott began working for the Cuyahoga County Department of Corrections in December 2000. When the above incident occured, he immediately informed his superiors who investigated the incident. Scott never heard any more about this incident at work.

    In April of 2002 Scott became a State Certified Corrections Officer. In June of 2004 Scott was hired by a security company to work as a security officer.

    Scott made a mistake, paid his dues, changed his life for the better and moved on.

  10. EarlLantern
    1. April 2005 at 17:51

    I think it’s extremely harsh and shortsighted to call Scott a “felon(y) waiting to happen.”

    I don’t want to make light of domestic violence because it is a very serious issue. Further, any man who physically assaults his woman without first being seriously physically assaulted should spend some time in jail.

    However, from the limited description of events that we have to go on, it is hard to determine what happened exactly. The situation could have been horribly overblown and been little more than a heated argument. Or, it could have been seriously covered up (by Scott and his baby mama afterwards) and been a violent attack on a woman. It wouldn’t surprise me if it went either way, because in the real world it could go either way.

    But . . . we . . . don’t . . . really . . . know. So, to call Scott a felon-in-waiting is nearly as unfair as to call Augie a felon-in-waiting.

  11. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    2. April 2005 at 00:35

    I still think Scott looks creepy. I’ve said that since the start.

    If he’s learned his lesson and changed his life, then good for him.

  12. EarlLantern
    2. April 2005 at 09:44

    Well, yeah, he does look a little creepy. ;-)

  13. Anonymous
    3. April 2005 at 19:34

    Let it go. If the state would hire him, he has obviously overcome any issues that arose because of this situation. People make mistakes and if Idol knew about it, and did nothing, then GET OVER IT!!!!!