Weeping Tom Sizemore Begs to Avoid Jail

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Like Paris Hilton, Tom Sizemore has been driven to tears at the thought of returning to prison.

On Tuesday, June 19, the "Black Hawk Down" actor admitted in a Los Angeles court that he had violated probation, but pleaded for yet another chance to prove himself before being sent to jail, report news sources.

Sizemore, 45, faces up to 16 months in prison for allegedly violating his probation in a 2004 methamphetamine conviction. He was booked on suspicion of various drug charges in Bakersfield in early May, which caused an arrest warrant to be issued for the actor.

According to TMZ.com, Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ravis told the "Saving Private Ryan" star, "Probation is a privilege ... Tom is not a matter of probation anymore because he has abused that privilege."

The orange jumpsuit-wearing Sizemore then began to cry in court, and reportedly begged, "I don't want to go to jail ... give me one more chance ... I have a terrible disease ... drugs have strapped me around the neck ... I guarantee I am not going to be here again. I want to rehabilitate myself and become a good productive citizen to society."

The actor's fate will be decided at another hearing set for Monday, June 25.

This wouldn't have been the first time Sizemore had violated probation ever since he was convicted in October 2004 for methamphetamine possession. In early 2006, he had his probation lengthened by three additional years for using drugs. He also once had his probation temporarily revoked for having a Whizzinator -- a prosthetic device equipped with clean urine -- was found during one of Sizemore's drug tests.

Sizemore last appeared in 2003's "Dreamcatcher," the thriller "Paparazzi" and as Pete Rose in the TV movie "Hustle."

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