Michael Douglas: Son's Jail Sentence Is Chance to Start Fresh

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Michael Douglas appeared on the Today show this morning in the wake of his son Cameron's drug conviction, which saw him facing five years in prison. Michael, however, is taking a positive attitude about the ordeal, as he said, "The best part is that he'll be able to start his life fresh."

Cameron Douglas has been sentenced to jail time (Bauer Griffin)
Cameron was convicted for dealing large quantities of methamphetamines and and cocaine from a New York City hotel, according to PopEater.com. He was arrested last July.

In his appearance this morning, Michael didn't make any excuses for his son. He said, "My son was a drug dealer and he's been trying to kill himself for a while. I can't condone his behavior and I think the court recognized his drug addiction as well as the crime that he committed. It's an adequate, I think, amount of time for anybody to spend in jail."

He also took a portion of the blame himself, saying he wasn't always there for Cameron when he was growing up. Now he has two children under 10 with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, and he swears things will be different this time around.

"When I had Cameron, I was early in my career and as opposed to most jobs, making movies takes you all around the world, so you were absentee in that sense," he said. "My priorities have completely changed. My marriage and my families come certainly before my career."

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