By Rand Paul
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The flight attendant accused of onboard antics that captured the nation's attention when he told off a passenger and slid down the plane's emergency chute with a beer will undergo a mental health evaluation with the aim of avoiding jail time in a possible plea deal.
A former JetBlue flight attendant accused of cursing out a passenger and sliding down an emergency exit chute is working on a plea deal, attorneys on both sides said Tuesday.
JetBlue Airways says there will be no second exits for famed flight attendant Steven Slater, who captured the nation's imagination with his profanity-laced loudspeaker tirade and jump down a plane's emergency chute, beer in hand.
Mr. Slater's attorney, Daniel J. Horwitz, said his client was taking the matter very seriously and said he had been under tremendous pressure because of his terminally ill mother, recently deceased father, and health problems of his own.
Mr. Horwitz said he hopes they can come to an agreement that favorably resolves the case, but he wouldn't specify what he was looking for.