"American Idol" Ruben Studdard paid to wear "205" jerseys

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  1. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Here's the article at usatoday.com.

    I knew something felt wierd about this. At first it was quirky or even "cute," but that wore out way before he finally quit wearing them.

    I doubt that it will happen, but it would serve him right to be stripped of his title and to not get his album released.

    JKS
     
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    Why strip him of any title?

    Clay came in "second" and is getting more press, more sales and even magazine covers. My question is, what point was there to "winning" the contest??

    When the "winner" is being outsold in almost every respect, I don't see much point in taking some meaningless title away...
     
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    I guess to me it's a matter of principle. It's not like the "Idol" crown is so precious that to take it away would ruin Ruben. I suspect that if the "Idol" label dropped him, some other label would certainly pick him up because it's guaranteed sales. At this point, Ruben might even do better to get released from any agreement with "Idol." Several other contestants were dropped from the show because of other "minor" rules infractions. Why should Ruben be any different because he managed to keep his secret longer than the others? To me, it's a no-win situation regardless of what happens. He cheated; but he wins anyway. [​IMG] What a great lesson for the children. [​IMG]

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    If you think about it, although not really honorable, Rueben could have made this deal in advance so he could get out of the "Idol" contract by breaking the rules which would then let him sign with someone else for more money.

    They should let him keep his title just to screw him.

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    C'mon. American Idol is one big promotion. There is no big moral lesson here.
     
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    Now if Ruben was another Milli Vanilli, I'd be more upset by all of this.
     
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    I agree with Mike. The guy isn't desecrating some honorable organization here, you know. He's AI's bitch till they tire of him, and he runs the risk of being shelved at any time, for whatever reason.
     
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    ummmm....i represent the 251 (previously the 334) though i moved from the 205 which is now the 256. personally, i think area codes are a bit broad. that's why i like to say i'm holding it down for the 36695-4499. west side (of the interstate)!!!

    kevin t
     
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    It's not cheating, but it should be a basis for disqualification. Several other contestants were dismissed for "non-disclosures" that violated AI terms of participation. Just because his secret wasn't revealed until after the competition was over doesn't mean he should get away with it.
     

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