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Sam Jones

Merciful Judge

Gives Acting Pass

5/12/2014 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0512-samjones-01Sam Jones has been on his best behavior since he was let out of prison in 2012, so much so that a judge cut his probation short so he could go work on a new movie ... TMZ has learned. 

As TMZ first reported, Jones was released from federal prison after serving 10 months following a guilty plea to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 Oxycodone pills.

Jones was offered a role in the movie version of his show "Blue Mountain State."  Problem was ... the movie was shot in Montreal, and Jones couldn't enter Canada while on probation.

He wrote to the court, "I really need this freedom to practice my craft again. It's been a rough road, coming back. But I'm almost there ... I need to work on this 'Blue Mountain State' movie. I need to work as an actor again."

The judge was merciful and ended Jones' probation early ... complimenting the actor for helping young people and the homeless.

If Jones wins an Oscar, he should thank the judge before his agent.

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1.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Our children's hearts are pure. Don't let them see the photo of the GAY KISS!!!

104 days ago
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Kat E    

It's crazy how unfair our justice system is only 10 months..we normal folks would be there for 10 years

104 days ago
3.

01void    

Good for Sam, throw the pills away and get back to work.

104 days ago
4.

datruth    

Everyone deserves a second chance...live and learn people!

104 days ago
5.

Tim    

I can't wait until this movie comes out!

104 days ago
6.

Grandma Cracker    

He's a felon, Canada may not let him in....)-;


I love a story with a happy ending. Good luck

104 days ago
7.

hbk72777    

Funny, I hadn't heard about this, only about his gayness

MEDIA SUCKS AGAIN

104 days ago
8.

DownSouth    

In the immortal words of the as**ole Jon Lovitzs "Yeah, that's the ticket. And I didn't mean to get 'em high. I didn't mean to supply. Right. Aye. Yeah. Hay. That's the ticket."

104 days ago
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DownSouth    

Dick Head

104 days ago
10.

Stiletto    

10 months for being a oxycodone drug dealer? That was merciful enough.

104 days ago
11.

NFL    

My first thought was, "That gay football player is also an actor?", then I said who?

104 days ago
12.

Mr. Mystery    

Broke Half-Back Mountain?
NFL...RIP...Cheaters.

104 days ago
13.

YUsoSTUPID    

Once again TMZ commenters prove how stupid they are. THIS IS SAM JONES- NOT MICHAEL SAM! Sam jones is a straight actor- Michael Sam gay football player. Got it? Good. Now read before you post idiots

103 days ago
14.

HRH Prince Michael    

An exorbitant amount of drugs.
Jones, undoubtedly received his O _ _ _ _ Card.
ANYONE else? TEN-YEARS....MINIMUM.

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103 days ago
15.

Brian    

This is pathetic. No special treatment. Selling 10,000 pills makes him a drug dealer. He should be treated like on. That sentence was way too short.

103 days ago
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