Willie Nelson Avoids Sing-Sing by Singing to Court
Posted by Michael Mueller on March 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM
According to a story in the aptly named "Bizarre" section of U.K. newspaper The Sun, singer-songwriter Willie Nelson will avoid jail time over a drug charge by singing to the court.
The 77-year-old Nelson was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Texas this past November, but Hudspeth County prosecutor Kit Bramblett agreed to let Nelson off with a $100 fine and an odd stipulation: "He's got to sing 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' with his guitar.
"You bet your ass I ain't going to be mean to Willie Nelson," Bramblett added.
Way to go, Willie (and Mr. Bramblett)! God bless ya ...