And it begins … Billy Currington dropped from first event after arrest

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Billy Currington is having what can only be described as one sucky week.

After having a run-in with a boat captain on April 15th, Billy was charged with terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person and on Thursday turned himself into police, later being released on $27,500 bond.

Now starts the probable mass exodus of people and events from Billy's professional life. 

On Friday, officials from the Charlotte Motor Speedway announced that Currington has been taken off their performance schedule. He had been scheduled to headline the 29th annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 18, but after his recent legal issues he's been replaced by Josh Turner. 

"Due to Currington's recent indictment, we elected to change our act for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "Josh Turner is a native of the Carolinas with six No. 1 hits to his credit, and we know he'll put on a fantastic show for our fans and sponsors on race weekend."  

Turner will perform a 90-minute concert in the infield between Turns 1 and 2.


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    I don’t understand these charges?? My wife and I had some drunk/drugged guy that we didn’t even know trying to kick in our door and threatening to kill us when we lived in Kansas City. The KC police said the only charges we could file on him were destruction of property because it wasn’t against the law to threaten someones life. Who knows though. The KC police are about the most worthless bunch of yocals you’ll ever meet.

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