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Does Columbus Short think he can get his job back on Scandal by living up to the show's name? The troubled actor is in the news for all the wrong reasons again, scuffling with police Friday night in Dallas and getting arrested for public intoxication, TMZ reports.

Short was drinking at the popular watering hole Katy Trail Ice House for about four hours when he reportedly attempted to leave without paying his tab. A security guard stopped him, and Short began arguing with the man and accused him of being racist even though the security guard was also African-American.

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The two scuffled, and several off-duty policemen who work at the bar on the weekends intervened and Short was arrested for public intoxication. According to one person at the bar, "[Short] was like a dog with a bone who wouldn't let it go."

Short won't be returning to Scandal's fourth season after the show decided not to pick up his contract. Short's wife filed for divorce in April after she claimed that Short threatened to kill her and himself. A month earlier, Short was arrested on one count of felony battery stemming from an altercation in which he punched a man. Short has also reportedly been arrested several other times for domestic abuse.

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