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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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61.

Geno1234    

this is just another perfect example of how DA's totally abuse their power and manipulate the system for their own personal gain. What a bunch of %#^%'s!

1119 days ago
62.

Country Girl    

I SWEAR this was an episode of Dukes of Hazzard!

1119 days ago
63.

JAN    

Is this a flippin joke? Our court system needs a TOTAL reboot.
Of course I'm all for Nelson and pot but asking somebody to sing in court to get off like some sort of trained monkey goes to show how STUPID it was to take him to court to begin with! Bunch of morons. Texas... surprise, surprise.
I guess it could be worse, they could try to fry to guy for smoking pot!

1119 days ago
64.

chicagannie    

Well, I can't sing worth a crap. But I do a mean load of laundry. So can I rob a bank, get caught, and do the judge's laundry instead of going to jail?!

1119 days ago
65.

Anonymous    

Who does this prosecutor think he is, some kind of king who can either free or punish prisoners on a whim? Why should Willie's punishment be based on whether or not he grants a personal wish of the prosecutor? Willie should not be forced or pressured to do such a ridiculous thing because this isn't the medieval times and Willie's not a court jester! This ought to be considered extortion or blackmail, and the prosecutor ought to be fired for using his power for personal gains instead of delivering EQUAL justice to ALL no matter who it is. This sort of thing creates a mockery of the justice system!

Don't degrade yourself by performing for him, Willie. Pay the fine and keep your dignity, knowing that the prosecutor's already lost his.

1119 days ago
66.

Ru4REAL    

WHAT THE ****. THAT IS STRIGHT bull ****. that isnt right the prosecutor is getting something out of the deal which i thought is wrong. its like saying here prosecutor heres ur free front row seat to Willie Nelson, IF U LET ME GO!!!! isnt that like paying the prosecutor. I WOULD SUE THE **** OUT OF THE prosecutor FOR trying to get something out of the deal. Willie FIGHT FOR UR RIGHTS this prosecutor should be DISBARRED.

1119 days ago
67.

Ru4REAL    

Willie Nelson FIGHT FOR UR RIGHTS DONT GIVE UP DONT GIVEIN TO THAT BITCH ASS CRUPT prosecutor FIGHT FOR WAT IS RIGHT

1119 days ago
68.

Brandt    


Whether he sings for his freedom or not, Willie Nelson has started a country wide movement to legalize marijuana. Teapot Party branches have popped up in ALL 50 states now. Check out my artist’s blog and the poster I made of Uncle Willie! http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html

1119 days ago
69.

MoneyMakinSunny04    

aww man! let the man blaze it!!

1118 days ago
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