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Ohio Steeler
04-30-2006, 11:21 AM
04/29/2006
Prosecutors' three-year investigation of Limbaugh began after he publicly acknowledged being addicted to pain medication and entered a rehabilitation program.

Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and prosecutors in the long-running prescription drug case against him reached a deal calling for the only charge against him to be dropped without a guilty plea if he continues treatment. Limbaugh spokesman Tony Knight said the commentator signed the agreement on Thursday.

Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities on a warrant filed on Friday charging him with fraud to conceal information to obtain prescriptions, said a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Jail.

Limbaugh and his attorney Roy Black left about an hour later, after Limbaugh was photographed and fingerprinted and he posted 3,000 US dollars bail.

"I think what the agreement is that we entered into makes good common sense," said Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black, "The idea is to help the person overcome addition, because when the person is addicted, the only person who suffering is that person and nobody is suggesting that Rush Limbaugh did anything to hurt anyone other than himself."

Prosecutors' three-year investigation of Limbaugh began after he publicly acknowledged being addicted to pain medication and entered a rehabilitation program.

"So I need to tell you today that part of what you've heard and read is correct. I am addicted to prescription medication", said Limbaugh on radio.

They accused Limbaugh of "doctor shopping," or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions, after learning that he received about 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four doctors in six months, at a pharmacy near his Palm Beach mansion.

Limbaugh, who pleaded not guilty on Friday, has steadfastly denied doctor shopping. Black said the charge will be dismissed in 18 months if Limbaugh complies with court guidelines.

As a primary condition of the dismissal, Limbaugh must continue to seek treatment from the doctor he has seen for the past two and a half years. Among other provisions, he also has agreed to pay the state 30,000 US dollars to defray its investigative costs.

Prosecutors began investigating Limbaugh in 2003 after the National Enquirer reported his housekeeper's allegations that he had abused OxyContin and other painkillers. He blamed it on severe back pain.

Before his own problems became public, Limbaugh had decried drug use and abuse and mocked former President Bill Clinton for saying he had not inhaled when he tried marijuana.

Cape Cod Steel Head
04-30-2006, 12:28 PM
Good. He's a big fat idiot.

clevestinks
04-30-2006, 12:31 PM
Good. He's a big fat idiot. I second that!

3 to be 4
04-30-2006, 05:42 PM
As Bill Cosby once asked when someone told him that drugs enhance your personality
"What if you're an Ass hole???"

SteelerzGirl
04-30-2006, 05:46 PM
Roy Black is just about as big of an idiot as Limbaugh.

Stlrs4Life
04-30-2006, 06:27 PM
Wish he was doing jail time so Bubba could break him in.

83-Steelers-43
04-30-2006, 06:32 PM
Limbaugh or Kennedy? lol.

One likes pills...the other likes mass quantities of alcohol, crashing his car and leaving a girl to die...lol.

SteelerzGirl
04-30-2006, 07:08 PM
Roy Black was the attorney who successfully defended William Kennedy Smith on rape charges in Palm Beach, FL, in 1991.

I'm in no way saying that William Kennedy Smith was guilty or not guilty of those charges, in my opinion, just that Roy Black was his defense attorney in that case.

SteelCityMan786
04-30-2006, 08:13 PM
It will be like all celebs. they'll try to get off easy

Ohio Steeler
05-01-2006, 05:31 AM
It will be like all celebs. they'll try to get off easy


for sure, it is a shame that if not for the nmae and money they would not get away with it

DiggetyDank
05-01-2006, 05:46 AM
Yeah, one of my friends could have faced jail time for selling $30 worth of pot to to a police informant (he had a clean record, so he ONLY for FOUR years probation and thousands in fines). Scumbaugh used subterfuge to obtain more than 2000 (!) pills over a six month period. These weren't any little painkillers either - Oxycontin is basically synthetic heroin. He gets off with a slap on the wrist - coming from a guy who once said:

"And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."

I actually wish he hadn't gotten caught - he'd be on the needle by now and we'd have the hilarious irony of his undocumented immigrant housekeeper finding him OD'd.

steelerdude
05-01-2006, 10:31 AM
rush limbaugh --------> :poop: