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50 Cent Avoids Jail Time in Plea Deal

The rapper 50 Cent (search) will likely avoid jail time for allegedly trampling two women and punching a third during a concert last year, under a deal reached Friday with prosecutors.

If the entertainer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, stays drug free for two years and follows other orders laid out by a judge, the charges will be dropped.

Jackson, who lives in Farmington, Conn., entered a plea Friday in Springfield District Court to facts sufficient for a guilty finding. He had been charged with three counts of assault and battery.

The incident occurred during a surpise concert at Springfield's Hippodrome (search) club last May, in which Jackson allegedly jumped into a crowd after someone threw or squirted water at him. Three women were injured.

After an investigation and a hearing last fall, a clerk magistrate decided there was probable cause for the charges.