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Columbus Short

Bar Fight

Arrested for Being Wasted

7/5/2014 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0705-columbus-short-Katy-Trail-tmz-01Columbus Short celebrated July 4th by getting in trouble with the law for the 4th time in 4 months.

Short was at the Katy Trail Ice House -- a popular bar in Dallas -- for around 4 hours and was drinking a lot.  An eyewitness says Columbus got up and it looked like he was leaving without paying the tab.  A security guard started talking to him and Columbus started screaming.

We're told Columbus accused the guard of racism, but the guard fired back, he was also black.  A scuffle between the 2 ensued.

We're told several off duty Dallas cops -- who work at the bar on weekends -- broke up the fight but the fired "Scandal" star was still hotter than fish grease.

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We're told Columbus started screaming at the cops and tried attacking them.  As one source at the bar put it, "He was like a dog with a bone who wouldn't let it go." 

The cops then did what cops do -- they arrested Short, but not for assault ... for public intoxication.

Short was taken to jail.

It's not his first bar fight.  TMZ broke the story Short was arrested over a bar fight earlier this year, when he cold-cocked a guy and knocked him out.  He's also been arrested twice for domestic violence.

113 COMMENTS

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1.

Rigby    

Seriously... what a loser

19 days ago
2.

KimKs face    

Short temper

19 days ago
3.

Umanyways    

Someone needs a straight jacket and Valium...

19 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Columbus Short Bus

19 days ago
5.

RamHead    

Another African-American who gives us, black people, a bad name.

19 days ago
6.

PapiVixen    

It's apparent he has a problem with alcohol. He needs to get some help.

19 days ago
7.

LaughAtU    

Your analogies are played out. Hotter than fish grease is all that ugly black chick ever says. Gee I wonder who wrote the article? Wankster Woman

19 days ago
8.

bkblueknight    

lol this guy. gets on a really popular show, career taking off.

let me beat the crap out of everyone who gives me side-eye.

everytime i think im stupid, i just pull up this site and feel a lot better.

19 days ago
9.

Toilethead    

Just another animal acting like an animal.

19 days ago
10.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Totally ticks me off when people start playing the RACE card---I'm sure glad it backfired on him!
Dude needs to get some anger management & his EGO checked!!!!!!!!!!

19 days ago
11.

BR82    

I just don't get him. Why keep going to bars and places like this if you consistently have problems like this. He clearly has anger issues, along w/ being a drunk!

19 days ago
12.

IN MY OPINION    

ANOTHER ONE TAKING HIS CAREER DOWN THE DRAIN.

19 days ago
13.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

He just don't give a **** nowadays.

19 days ago
14.

Reginaphalange    

What's a Columbus short?

19 days ago
15.

EL444    

Dude Put Alcohol Down & Pick Up A Lefty. You'll Be Waaayyyy Better Off!

19 days ago
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