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Willie Nelson Pot Case

Let Him Sing for His Freedom

3/28/2011 6:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Willie Nelson​’s pot possession case could end on a high note -- because the singer may get off with little more than a small fine ... if he agrees to SING IN COURT.

Willie Nelson

Nelson was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession back in November ... after U.S. Border Patrol in Texas found weed on his tour bus -- but the prosecutor in the case is willing to let Willie off with a $100 fine ... if he sings "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” INSIDE  the courtroom.

According to the prosecutor, the song would count as his community service -- but Willie's punishment ultimately rests in the judge's hands.

No word if Nelson will accept the offer ... but it's a good deal -- because if he gets convicted he faces a maximum of 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.


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JoeBlowIsBack    

Maybe Loser Lohan should try this angle. Isn't she a gifted musician too? That's if you like your singers to have a horrible cigarette and whiskey voice and no talent.

1273 days ago
17.

Mo    

WOW I absolutely LOVE Willy but since when is it ok for a prosecuter to make an offer that is for his/her own personal pleasure? Isn't he/she working for the state???? WTF is wrong with this picture? They should lose their job!

1273 days ago
18.

Cujeaux    

Since nobody else has said it yet - FREE WILLIE

He's as old as dirt, let him go. He did a great cover of a Sinead O'Connor song years ago but the title escapes me...

1273 days ago
19.

Jody    

Maybe his hanger-on Larry Butler will come to the courtroom and join him in the singing...but only if cameras are present.

1273 days ago
20.

Rob    

Willie Nelson is a ICON I still can't believe the cop arrested him he was not hurting anyone it's not like he was drinking and driving plus if my memory is right he was on his tour bus minding his own biz .

1273 days ago
21.

MMEC    

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."

- Albert Einstein quote on Hemp
Get your MMJ Rec today at MMEC

1273 days ago
22.

fstblk    

hell!if Willie won't do it i'll do it but,The kind hearted judge would have to give me a bag of weed.

1273 days ago
23.

Amanda    

First off, he should not be charged with anything. Nearly everybody smokes, lets not pretend. But now, the judicial system has OFFICIALLY made a mockery of itself. The court system is a joke. It's a shakedown for money and VIP treatments. No lesson is being taught, no moral compass.

1273 days ago
24.

Zara    

I'm guessing this story isn't true. But if it is, and Willie does sing in court, I hope he drastically changes the lyrics, to reflect :
1) how stupid the illegality of marijuana is; and
2) how the prosecutor should himself be prosecuted for wasting public resources on this silly stunt, and that a private concert isn't a community service.

1273 days ago
25.

Details?    

The symbol for justice is a woman with a blindfold on holding a balance scale in one hand and a sword in the other. It symbolizes JUSTICE IS BLIND. Do we really need to put earplugs in her ears for our legal system to understand the concept?

It is unethical to treat people different if they are a famous person, a singer, a rich person, or type of ethnicity or public affiliation. It is sworn duty to deliver equal justice for all. Fire the Prosecutor for making a mockery of our judicial system.

1273 days ago
26.

Baylee13    

Huh?????? Wait I think I read that wrong!

1273 days ago
27.

Baylee13    

Nope I read that right.

huh??????

1273 days ago
28.

Lori    

Screw them Willie...don't sing for that crowd. Pay the fine.

Leave Willie alone.

1273 days ago
29.

Baylee13    

So this is the new "celebrity" justice? *if it is true*

So here is how it is gonna go in court -

Willie go ahead and sing - you are free to go
Teen moms - poop out more kids in court- you are free to go
Snookie - be a complete dumbazz in court - you are free to go
Steve O - be a complete jackazz in court - you are free to go
Shifty Shellshock - pull out some more teeth in court - you are free to go
When Charlie Sheen gets arrested again - Say Duh Winning and spin around three times while taking a hit off the crack pipe- you are free to go

Lindsay - ????????????*crickets chirp*???????????? - you are free to go

1273 days ago
30.

Muppet    

If this happens the American Judicial System has once again proven it's a joke!! Fast becoming the laughing stock of the world!

1273 days ago
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