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Country Star Rodney Atkins

Ducks Jail in Wife Attack Case

2/8/2012 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney Atkins was arrested back in November after his wife claimed Rodney tried to suffocate her with a pillow
Rodney Atkins
can rest easy on that pillow he allegedly tried to suffocate his wife with ... because the country star just struck a deal that will keep him out of the slammer ... if he stays out of trouble for the next 12 months.

TMZ broke the story ... Atkins was arrested back in November after his wife claimed Rodney tried to suffocate her with a pillow after a night of hard boozing and arguing.

Atkins maintained his innocence ... but he struck a deal with prosecutors in Tennessee, in which they agreed not to prosecute him ... because he completed anger management, drug and alcohol evaluations. Atkins also promised to complete 30 hours of community service and keep his nose clean for the next year.

Assuming he keeps his end of the bargain, the case will be dismissed and the charge will be expunged from his record.

Atkins released a statement to The Tennessean saying, "I am so thankful for all those that chose to withhold judgment while keeping my family and I in their prayers. God Bless. Onward and upward.”

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3Storms    

So.............he tried to murder his wife, got away with, and is thanking God?
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OK I'm offended by this ass.

806 days ago
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3Storms    

And TMZ with your office full of people please staff your site better to deal with all these damn spammers

806 days ago
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Superman    

It sounds like some prosecutor got bribed. Gee, let's see if attending "anger management" and "drug and alcohol" classes will get Tyrone the stock clerk out of prison for attempted murder of his wife.

806 days ago
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charley    

this (p).....ussy tried to kill his wife..and he gets off...lets hope he dies in a car accident or someone shoots the azz ole right thru the head!

806 days ago
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Holly    

I still don't believe that Rodney ever once did anything. If he really was a violent person, it wouldn't have taken him his entire marriage of 13 years to show it and he wouldn't have been the one to file for the divorce either.

God bless you and Rodney and his little bear always!!!

Holly in East Tennessee

P.S. As for Tammy Jo, if she lied to the law, then may she end up with nothing when the dust finally settles.

806 days ago
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Denise    

He wasn't even charged with attempted murder in the first place, so there obviously wasn't any evidence it happened. The wife most likely lied.

806 days ago
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honesty    

If you are in Tennessee, you commit a crime, and you have charted in the last 15 years then you get a pass. Even if you attempted murder, then you get a pass. This is called the "George Jones get out jail free" law. It is part of the State Constitution.

806 days ago
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shaheem    

Tried to suffocate his wife,& no jail time? Then he thanks his imaginary friend god for getting him out of this. WOW

806 days ago
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Joao    

Now we can add Tennessee, to notorious Celerity [other] Justice states, the tippy top being, of course, California then Nevada, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and Indiana.

806 days ago
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dwoodsatimi    

Modulo 12 is critical

806 days ago
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bionicduck    

She looks like a royal bitch, probably deserved it.

806 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Idiots. Women like her don't accuse their husband's of trying to kill them, unless they did. And there is no way he would have agreed to go to anger management, if he didn't have any anger management issues. You give entertainers buckets of money and kiss their asses, and when they go home, they expect it from their families. This guy is weak and arrogant, and I hope he gets some bad karma for doing this to any woman, let alone his queen.

806 days ago
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Sunset Strip Dealer    

A pillow is way to small to smother somebody with a cranium that big. I wonder if she is heads sister in I Married an Axe Murderer.

806 days ago
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bboy    

Mayweather punches his wife & gets sentence to months in jail, this guy tries to MURDER (attempted murder charge??) and gets a slap on the wrist. pays to be white in Amerikkka, smh

806 days ago
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Facts    

Okay so the police report says there was no sign of assault and she refused medical attention. I'm sorry If I was smothered, grabbed by the face and thrown up a hallway. I think there would have been INJURIES! You dumb asses, including TMZ need to have facts before posting.

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