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Donald Pears said that the Police Benevolent Association was endorsing Jones because he respects his decisions. "While other cities balanced their budgets with major layoffs in police and fire, this mayor made the tough decision to stabilize our employment so we could continue delivering valuable services to citizens," said Pears. The Black Chiefs' Fire Officers Committee's Myron King said his organization supports growth. "Mayor Jones is running Mobile in the right direction," King said. Mayor Jones expressed his gratitude to the groups that offered their support. "This group of employees have really gone through a lot during the economic downturn," he said. "As a result of their hard work, we have been able to provide high quality services without having to lay anybody off, without furloughing anybody...
Sam Jones, Celtics Great and 10-Time Champion, Speaks His Mind
My whole life, the more that I go after something, basically the more I fell on my face. So if they call me, then they call me, which works for me because in my life, with the failures and successes that Ive had, the people that pursued me, I dont exactly sit around and wait for the phone to ring. The years where I was pursued was where I had the greatest success. If Im not, and I go ahead with a lost of haste, a lot of stress, the more Im anxious to get back, the more of that the more likely Ill fall on my face. Right now I feel like the timing is right.
Former Smallville star Sam Jones III released from prison two months early after being sentenced to a year for conspiracy to sell drugs
The once promising actor was taken into custody after meeting an undercover federal agent who was posing as an Oxycodone supplier. According to court documents obtained by Mail Online, the government seized a massive amount of drugs from the gang - 586 pounds of marijuana and 10,000 fake Oxycodone tablets, which the defendants believed were real. Let off lightly: The 33-year-old could have easily spent five years behind bars and 20 years at most The DEA described Jones as the 'Hollywood connection' to the drug plot. He played the role of Pete Ross for three seasons on Smallville, a CW series that follows the adventures of Clark Kent during the years before he becomes Superman. Jones' character was one of Kent's best friends on the show. But the actor is perhaps even more famous for making a sex tape with his girlfriend, former Playboy Playmate Karissa Shannon.
Have clients ever recognized you from your acting? They figure out after a while, but I separate the security industry from the film industry. When they find out that I was Flash Gordon and in the film business for years, thats okay once Ive already proven myself as a security professional. But when I start a project and people say, Wait a minute, time out: youre saying that we have a former superhero and/or actor in the movie business whos protecting the lives of my family and me? Somethings wrong here. [Laughs] I had a big, big successful executive at a major [movie] studio. I had been protecting him for about a year. Then he put it together.
TMZ is reporting that Jones plead guilty to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 pills of Oxycodone, a painkiller, and was sentenced to 366 days in prison, even though the prosecutor wanted him to serve 5 years. It is reported that before sentencing Jones pleaded with the judge to show mercy explaining that he had lost everything including his dog, car and his acting role in 'Blue image source Mountain State' due to the drugs charges. The judge showed leniency and said he was cutting the actor a break due to his "minor" role in the drug deal. E! Online is reporting that in addition to the jail term, the judge has ordered that Jones to serve three years supervised probation once he's released from a jail. Jones Tweeted a message after his sentencing, "Just got out of court!
'Smallville' Actor Sam Jones Sentenced To 1 Year in Jail for Drug Bust
K.C. and I always joke we should do a book together about our years, our struggles with the NBA and everything else back in the '50s. They put us in places they never should have put us. We should have sued the league for some of the things that happened to the black players.'' FanHouse: You think today's players appreciate what you went through? Sam Jones: "What do you think?'' FanHouse: What do you think of LeBron James? Sam Jones: "He's going to be great.