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!”