As you may recall, last November the living legend was, quite unluckily, busted by Border Patrol agents in the land of wide open spaces while allegedly possessing six ounces of marijuana — or as he might like to call it, breakfast. And now he might have a hard time catching a break.
Unsympathetic Hudspeth County Judge Becky Dean-Walker — or as I’m gonna call her, The Okie from Hudspeth — is, keeping references current, putting on a stern Nancy Grace face, and going full Maximum Bob on Nelson, rejecting a prosecutor’s proposed plea deal that would’ve slapped the country singer on the wrist with a $500 fine in exchange for a guilty plea.
Perhaps realizing that it would only take a single spliff toke to alleviate a wrist-slap’s burn, and not being cool with that, Judge Dean-Walker told AP that, since said prosecutor “doesn’t do that for anybody else,” she won’t allow it for Nelson, who she thinks is undeserving of special treatment.
I mean, yeah, I know that no man is above the law and all, yadda, yadda gavel-bang, but really? Dude founded Farm Aid for fuck’s sake. And he’s gone on the road, playing Texas towns again, and again, and again for, like, half-a-century — putting on concerts that have got to benefit the state’s regional economy more than the potential year in jail a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge might saddle him with would.
So, Texas, speaking as a character witness, I implore you — Free Willie!
Because this is the worst thing that might happen: