LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- 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.
Here's my favorite bit from OJ:
"I just wanted my personal things. I was stupid. I'm sorry. I didn't know I was doing anything illegal. I thought I was confronting friends. I thought I was retrieving my things. I didn't mean to hurt anybody and I didn't mean to steal anything," Simpson said.
You didn't mean to hurt anybody? Really? That why you took guns with you? You didn't know that doing that was illegal? Please.
Sorry, dude, you were caught on tape taking stuff at gunpoint. Makes no difference that you claim it was your stuff. Even in Vegas.
And I actually believe the judge when he says it wasn't payback for the murder acquittal. He could have given OJ life if he was going to play it that way. 15 years for armed robbery, kidnapping and assault, with parole possible in nine, is not an unusual sentence.
Friday, December 05, 2008
But Now, Who'll Find Nicole and Ron's Real Killer?
O.J. Simpson gets at least 15 years in prison - CNN.com
Posted by JD Rhoades at Friday, December 05, 2008