Former football star/accused murderer OJ Simpson has been granted parole today (July 20, 2017).
Simpson was sentenced to prison following an arrest in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas, when he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He contended the memorabilia and other personal items belonged to him.
During the parole hearing, Simpson was at times jovial and combative with the four members of the board, expressing his remorse and saying he’s humbled by his incarceration.
It’s no secret that ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ is an addictive hit, and many are tuned in each week to watch a story play out that we already know the ending to.
It’s quite interesting to see all the a-listers take on the difficult task of recreating a true story, but according to a recent report, the former football player who actually lived through the drama in ‘real life’ is said to be in agreement with “the people” when it comes to one common criticism of the popular drama….
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (aka ‘Theo Huxtable’ from The Cosby Show) is now making waves as he takes part in re-enacting the infamous OJ case that fascinated America in “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson.”
Warner recently spoke about his experience playing O.J.’s best friend and infamous Bronco driver Al Cowlings, and also shared his feelings about his former TV dad, Bill Cosby, who has been dominating news headlines over the sexual allegation cases against him.
Malcolm, who spent eight seasons on “The Cosby Show,” reveals that he is still in touch with Cosby and while it’s not a good situation, he has chosen to separate the man he knows from what is being reported in the media. He also speaks about working on ‘The People vs. OJ Simpson’ and re-enacting that historic bronco chase.
Hulk Hogan totally relates to OJ Simpson’s murderous rampage against his ex-wife. You see, Hulk has been dealing with a messy divorce and seeing his wife Linda shack up with a much younger man (moving the dude into the home purchased with Hulk’s wrestling dough) has got to take it’s toll on the old guy.
“I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like OJ, cutting everybody’s throat. You live half a mile from the 20,000 sq ft home you can’t go to anymore, you’re driving through downtown Clearwater and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife… I totally understand OJ. I get it.” (Source)
Hulk’s ex-wife Linda with her new boo.
I guess he’s been sitting at home watching old Chris Rock comedy skits. I can see him now, co-signing with Rock’s “I ain’t sayin’ he shoulda killed her…but I understand!”
A Las Vegas judge sentenced fallen gridiron great O.J. Simpson to at least 15 years in prison for leading an armed confrontation last year at a Las Vegas hotel room over sports memorabilia.
Simpson could become eligible for parole in about nine years. Grimacing, Simpson was escorted from the courtroom in shackles.
Judge Jackie Glass gave Simpson a tongue-lashing before passing sentence.
“Earlier in this case, at a bail hearing, I said to Mr. Simpson I didn’t know if he was arrogant, ignorant or both,” Glass said. “During the trial and through this proceeding I got the answer, and it was both.”
She stressed that the sentence was not “payback for anything else,” apparently referring to Simpson’s acquittal 13 years ago in the slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. (Full Story)
Check out O.J.’s newest mugshot taken just days ago following his October 2008 conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges in a Las Vegas district court. Simpson, 61, was immediately taken into custody at the Clark County Detention Center after the jury verdict was read. Sentencing is scheduled for December 5, 2008 and O.J. is facing a MINIMUM of five years behind bars. Karma is a muthaf*$cker!!
We all have our burdens to bear, but O.J.’s life seems to be a testament to what can happen when you do wrong. It’s possible that O.J. could end up spending the rest of his life in a Nevada state prison. Beating the system is one thing…but how far can you possibly go without fear of retribution?
I’m not one to speak on the inaccuracies of our justice system because I for one HATE seeing our Black men locked up over BS. Hell…I’m still pissed over Michael Vick! O.J. dodged a major bullet once and could have very well lived a quiet life of seclusion with his new white woman of choice…but what did he do? Went out and acted a fool every chance he got. On that note…I’ll cosign with Chris Rock’s assessment of the Simpson murder trial. “I’m not sayin it’s right…but I understand!”