Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter has agreed to enter a counseling program and perform community service to resolve a misdemeanor charge stemming from a nightclub brawl in Tampa, Fla. After the 22-ye

Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter has agreed to enter a counseling program and perform community service to resolve a misdemeanor charge stemming from a nightclub brawl in Tampa, Fla. After the 22-year-old performer completes the misdemeanor intervention program and his community service, the charge of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence will be dropped, prosecutor Pam Bondi said Friday.

Carter was arrested early Jan. 2 at Tampa's Pop City nightclub. Police said he was told to leave more than 10 times, but refused even after he was warned he would be arrested if he remained after "the count of three." Carter insisted his fame got him in trouble. "I truly believe my celebrity motivated the officer to arrest me," he said.

Backstreet Boys are up for a Grammy for best pop performance by duo our group with vocal for "Shape of My Heart," from the 2000 Jive album "Black & Blue." The Grammy Awards ceremony will be broadcast Feb. 27 on CBS.


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