Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond is asking a judge to delay his sentence for a Christmas Day stabbing in a Wisconsin bar.
Diamond, who played Screech on the popular 1990s TV show, was supposed to report to jail Sunday to begin serving a four-month sentence.
But Diamond's attorney has filed a motion to put the sentence on hold until a potential appeal is filed. If no appeal is filed, Diamond wants to be allowed to leave the state to play comedy gigs he has booked.
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Diamond's attorney, Thomas Alberti, tells The Associated Press that the 38-year-old actor is "resolved to serve his sentence and get this behind him."
Diamond was convicted earlier this month on two misdemeanor counts. A hearing on the motion is set for Thursday.