I know that this is one of those cases that some wish would just go away but I don’t think it’s going anywhere soon. O.J. Simpson won parole Wednesday on some of the charges that have kept him in a Nevada prison for almost five years, but still faces at least four more years behind bars.
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners order says the decision relates to two kidnapping and two robbery convictions and one conviction for burglary with a firearm. But Simpson, 66, will continue to be held for related convictions for which he is not yet eligible for parole.
The case stems from a confrontation Simpson had with two sports memorabilia collectors at a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007. Simpson, a former superstar in the National Football League, said he was attempting to retrieve his own memorabilia.
Simpson still has another chance at more immediate freedom, as a Clark County district judge is considering whether he should get a new trial. He argued at a hearing in May that his trial attorney botched his defense and had a conflict of interest. I think that a lot of people are reluctant to acknowledge that the reason OJ is in jail right now is not because of these charges. I think that OJ is in jail because of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend. Oh, I almost forgot… and his mouth. OJ, this time when you get out (and I do think that the judge will rule favorably for him) SHUT UP!!!