Friday, December 5, 2008

O.J.'s on the 'Ol Cell Block/Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

“Allowing wealth, power and control to consume himself, he made a horrific choice on June 12, 1994, which has spiraled into where he is today.” - DENISE BROWN, sister of the murdered Nicole Brown Simpson, after O.J. Simpson's sentencing on December 5, 2008

Disgraced football legend O.J. Simpson was sentenced sentenced Friday to as many as 33 years in prison for a botched attempt to recover sports memorabilia and other mementos from two dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in September 2007. Despite Simpson's protestations that the items in dispute belonged to him, jurors nonetheless convicted him of kidnapping, conspiracy, assault and other charges. The 61-year-old NFL Hall of Famer could be eligible for parole after nine years.

And could you imagine the reaction from Fred Goldman once the sentence was handed down?:

Meanwhile, back in Los Angeles -- the city where O.J. Simpson walked free in one of the most celebrated murder trials of the last century, there was a shared feeling amongst many that justice — subverted and denied more than an decade ago — was finally served.

Simpson's acquittal in October 1995 in the double murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, remains fresh in the minds of those who remember the "Trial of the Century."

Let's face it, folks. When you do terrible things, you got to expect karma to come around and come back at you. Now the sentence judge Jackie Glass -- a jurist known for handing down tough sentences -- handed down may not have been perceived as for Simpson's murder acquittal, but the jury verdict that was handed down might have been. Glass herself was quoted as saying, “I’m not here to try and cause any retribution or any payback for anything else,”

In the meantime, O.J.'s in the process of being sequestrated away in a state prison cell because of his "celebrity." Could Phil Spector be next in line? Only time will tell.

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