Rodney Atkins Arrested for Trying to Smother Wife with a pillow?
Rodney Atkins the big country music superstar, who comes off as a good guy, might really be a drunken wife beater. He was arrested last month in Tennessee for domestic abuse after he tried to smother his wife with a pillow. TMZ is reporting that Rodney Atkins has since filed for divorce and says his wife made up the whole thing. According to the court docs, Rodney had been up all night drinking and was heavily intoxicated when the event took place.
Rodney’s lawyer released a statement to TMZ saying, “When Mr. Atkins realized their child was in hearing range of the argument his first priority became getting out of the earshot of the child. Mr. Atkins realized he would have no recourse but to file complaint for divorce. He has exercised substantial parenting time with the parties’ son and he will continue to do so while the divorce is pending.”
Sounds like a country song, huh? Maybe this will give him some writing material for his next album, ’Domestic Abuse Blues’ with his hit single, ‘Yell at me and I’ll smother you.’
I’m not ready to convict the guy, though. There have been times where people have made outrageous claims because they are really the crazy ones. He could have married a crazy lady, who knows. I am interested to see where this goes, though. Interestingly enough, Rodney has a song called; ‘Watching You’ I’ve included a bit of the lyrics below…
“Well, then my 4 year old said a 4 letter word
It started with ‘S’ and I was concerned
So I said, Son, where did you learn to talk like that?
He said, I’ve been watching you, dad ain’t that cool?
I’m your buckaroo, I want to be like you
And eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are.”
Let’s just hoping his son wasn’t watching what took place that morning.