Judge Says Willie Nelson Doesn't Have to Sing in Court
Saturday we reported the prosecutor in Willie Nelson's possession of marijuana case offered to let him off with a fine if he sang at the courthouse.
The D.A. is 78 and Willie is 77. The DA says “He’s been my favorite artist all my life. We all know he smokes a little pot.”
Today, the judge said the singing part of the offer was a joke that had gotten out of hand and Willie won't have to sing at the courthouse. He can just pay a fine. (The fine is $100. and court costs are $278.)
Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 when a Border Patrol agent claimed to smell marijuana emanating from his tour bus at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint. After a search, just over six ounces of pot was found on the bus.
Which doesn't mean Willie isn't civic-minded. He'll be playing a benefit in Maui April 10 for victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Nelson is a part-time Maui resident. Also performing: Michael McDonald and Mick Fleetwood.
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