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Screech Nearly Escapes Prison Time, Convicted of Two Misdemeanors

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A jury cleared the former ‘Saved By The Bell‘ actor, Dustin Diamond of the most serious felony charge.

TV actor and former child , Dustin Diamond, was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors after engaging in a barroom fight.

From THR:

's verdict came just hours after the 38-year-old actor testified that he never intended to stab anyone in the fight last Christmas Day. He had pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of recklessly endangering public safety, plus two misdemeanors — carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

Dustin Diamond who played the character Screech on ‘Saved By The Bell' said some wanted to shake his hand and pose for at the bar, but that others were mkaing fun of him and his girlfriend. He said he was trying to scare bar patrons after his girlfriend was punched in the face.

“I like we were being set up for antagonistic purposes,” he said.

But, in a weird twist, Screech's defense attorney asked the actor if he enjoyed being called “Screech” and his answer is pretty surprising.

After maintaining a serious facade during most of the trial, Diamond grinned Friday when a defense attorney asked if he liked being compared to the character Screech. Diamond said he, like his character, enjoyed nerdy things. And Diamond said he liked being identified in public as the goofy character.

“That means they you,” Diamond said. “That means you're doing your job.”

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