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Billy Currington Pleads No Contest in Abuse Case, Gets Probation

Legal charges stemmed from a boating incident in April.

photo by Kate Powers/Mercury Nashville

Looks like Billy Currington’s legal issues may be coming to a close.

A Georgia judge gave Billy five years' probation, a $1,000 fine and an order to go to anger management classes after Billy pleaded no contest Friday (Sept. 27), the Savannah Morning News reported.

Billy’s lawyer, Alex Zipperer, told the judge that the country star was “extraordinarily embarrassed” by the whole thing.

“It certainly won’t happen in the future,” Billy’s lawyer said.

The incident happened in Tybee Island, Ga., when a charter boat captain, Charles Harvey Ferrelle, 70, drove by a house where Billy was staying, and Billy thought the boat came too close.

So Billy hopped in a boat, followed the guy to a nearby restaurant and started verbally attacking the captain, and videotaped the whole thing, the captain and police said.

If Billy successfully completes probation, the charges will be expunged from his record.

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