Morgan Wallen will not appear in court this week after all

Morgan Wallen was scheduled to be arraigned Friday (May 3) on felony reckless endangerment charges, but he has chosen to waive his right to appear.

The hearing was scheduled for the morning after Wallen’s Nashville concert at Nissan Stadium.

  • Morgan Wallen was arrested on April 7 after allegedly throwing a chair off the Chiefs roof in downtown Nashville.
  • The chair ended up next to two police officers.
  • After interviewing witnesses, MNPD charged him with three counts of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Related: Morgan Wallen breaks his silence after arrest in Nashville

Multiple media outlets, including Fox17 in Nashville, report that Wallen’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, says the court has formally waived his appearance “as his presence is not required to move the case forward.”

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WSMV in Nashville adds that Wallen has waived his right to appear, meaning his attorney can appear on his behalf.

The hearing is still scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

A plea deal is possible, as many unaffiliated legal experts have speculated that Wallen will not serve any jail time. If convicted of the crime, he faces a minimum prison sentence of one year. The maximum would be six years for the reckless endangerment charge.

Within hours of the incident, Wallen’s attorney said his client was cooperating with authorities. On April 19, Wallen issued his own statement saying he was not proud of his behavior and that he accepted responsibility.

Wallen did not directly address the incident at any of the concerts he has played since April 7. He brings his tour to Nissan Stadium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The shows mark his biggest shows in Nashville to date. Tickets remain available for all three dates.

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