Chris Brown may have avoided jail time for his assault on Rihanna in February, but at least his detractors can rest assured the judge that let him off with probation and community labor wasn't kidding about the labor part.
Brown was placed on roadside cleanup duty for the day in Virginia, spending 3-5 hours pulling weeds and picking up trash on the side of the road.
Plus, lest you think the Commonwealth of Virginia is horsing when it comes to Brown's punishment, he also cleaned up the grounds in and around a Virginia horse stable where the police horses are kept. That stinks. For him.
No, really, they smell bad.
The next time Chris reports for hard labor, which may or may not be tomorrow, he could be assigned different tasks. Here he is on the job today:
Reflective vest and all, Chris Brown repays his debt to society.
The singer, who recently appeared in an hour-long interview with Larry King to apologize for the act, Tweeted today: "On my way to community service."
Brown's sentence, which amounts to more than 1,400 hours, will include "graffiti removal, washing cars, and cleaning and maintaining other grounds."
He will also serve a five-year probation sentence, attend a year of domestic violence classes, pay fines and stay away from Rihanna for five full years.
Better than serving time behind bars, for sure, but not exactly a walk in the park, either. Talk about having to bust your a$$. Those weeds look tall!
Do you think it's an appropriate sentence?