Jason Aldean Cited for Swimming Under Double Red Flags

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Country music star Jason Aldean has been cited for swimming at a Florida Panhandle beach under double red flags.

The Walton County Sheriff's office reports that Aldean was among 19 people cited for going in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday in South Walton County.

The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/KFUhEC ) reports that double red flags had been up since Saturday because of dangerous rip currents, and lifeguards on Monday had ordered everyone to stay out of the water.

Aldean expressed his displeasure on Twitter over the $100 non-criminal citation.

He tweeted: "Dear officer who gave me a ticket on the beach today for swimming in the water with double red flags.. Thanx for the warning Barney Fife!"

Responding to negative feedback, Aldean tweeted Tuesday that he was only joking.


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  • by I. Arlyin Location: Florida on Jun 15, 2012 at 07:21 PM
    You of all people, could be a little more appreciative of the reason those red flags are up.People that are in a position to be looked up to need to set a good example. We like for people to come to the beaches but we want them to be able to leave and go home, not to go to the morgue in a body bag.I suppose you are tired of being a country music star, well keep swimming while the red flags are flying and you wont have to retire or quit, you'll drown. Drowning is a very good possibility when those red flags are up.I bet your country music friends are ashame of you.
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