Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell are out of hot water in New Canaan, Conn.
Disorderly conduct charges have been dropped against the couple after they were arrested following an April 26 altercation at their home. If no other incidents occur, the charges can be erased entirely in 13 months.
Simon and Brickell have appeared in Norwalk Superior Court twice since their arrest, with Simon telling the judge that the incident was "atypical of us" and claiming he and Brickell were not a danger to each other. Brickell admitted to slapping Simon and acknowledged other physical confrontations during their marriage.
Nevertheless, New Canaan police chief Leon Krowlikowski said Tuesday (June 17) that Simon and Brickell are "very nice people, very willing to help us when we need help. They're quiet. They keep to themselves. They're great people. It's unfortunate that this incident occurred." Simon and Brickell have three children together.
Simon will be performing August 2 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum's 75th Anniversary in Cooperstown, N.Y., while Brickell is on the road with Steve Martin and the Stone Canyon Rangers supporting their Grammy Award-winning collaboration.