After he was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, why did not lay low at all? He was not a childhood hero of mine growing up, but I remember he sort of was the All-American male — however, in reality, it might have been anything but the case.
Friday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nevada, O.J. Simpson was sentenced to a minimum of 9 years — a maximum of 33 — for his role in a September 2007 incident that took place in a Las Vegas hotel room in which he robbed a pair of memorabilia dealers of merchandise that belonged to him at one time.
From MSNBC: Moments before, Simpson made a rambling, five-minute plea for leniency, simultaneously apologizing for the holdup as a foolish mistake and trying to justify his actions.
He choked back tears as he told her: “I didn’t want to steal anything from anyone. … I’m sorry, sorry.”
The judge said several times that her sentence in the Las Vegas case had nothing to do with Simpson’s 1995 acquittal in the slaying of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
“I’m not here to try and cause any retribution or any payback for anything else,” Glass said.
Was this justice delayed? Payback? Who knows? I won’t miss him, and nor will lot of lot Americans. I still remember the day he was accused of the murder, and the infamous chase down the L.A. Freeway. Just to think — he could be potentially spending his twilight years in a jail cell.
It’s just pathetic that this man had it all, a family, riches, fame, adulation — many felt he got away with murder — and pissed it all away.