OJ Simpson: Guilty

Posted by: ST on October 4, 2008 at 10:02 am

How many have longed to be able to say that out loud and it be true in a legal sense? 13 years to the day Simpson was found not guilty in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, he was found guilty “of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.” He may spend the rest of his life in prison.

Here’s video of the verdict being read:

He’ll be sentenced on Dec. 5th.

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20 Responses to “OJ Simpson: Guilty”

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  1. It sounds like the judge and jury in this trial were not a bunch of idiots, unlike Judge Ito and the jury in the ’95 murder trial.

  2. Lorica says:

    Such a tragic downfall for a man who really did have everything going for him. I pray that he finds the Lord while being in prison. – Lorica

  3. Jack Deth says:

    How is this verdict ‘extraordinary’?

    Looks to me like OJ financed an ego driven, sloppily executed crime spree and his partners ratted him out. So much for ‘Honor amogst thieves’. Sucks when that happens, but it happens!

    I guess OJ used up all of his cash and credibility paying off his Dream Team from 13 years ago.

    Can’t say that I feel sorry for him. Hope he enjoys his new meaninful relationships, alone and forgotten for the next 60 plus years.

    Jack.

  4. Saint Zero says:

    I see they finally convicted him on those murder charges. They’ve only been waiting 13 years.

    There was no way he was going to get a fair trial.

  5. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    OJ Simpson knew how to game the system. He knew the mortal terror that liberal whites have of being accused of racism by a black man, and he and his lawyers milked it for all that it was worth. Not unlike a certain junior Senator from Illinois and his MSM handlers.

    But 2008 is not 1995, and OJ has finally worn out his welcome. Justice has finally come.

    Sorry to diverge off-topic, but those who think that the Chosen One will never be held accountable ought to consider both OJ and William Jefferson Clinton. True, justice came very late for both men. True, while both deserve life terms in prison only the Juice will actually spend time in the slammer. But William Jefferson Clinton had to endure the agony of not being able to annoint his wife President. Imagine that – an American dictator unable to secure his own party’s nomination for a relative! How the mighty have fallen.

    In November of this year America will voluntarily chose its own version of Robert Mugabe. Like Mugabe, the Messiah’s path to power is being greased by a lying and dishonest media and funded by gangsters and thugs in business suits. Like Mugabe, the reign of the Messiah will be a horror unparalleled in American history – especially to His supporters who will one day feel His wrath (much to their surprise and shock). But Mugabe has fallen on hard times and can no longer command like he used to. One day he will be gone entirely.

    Justice comes to all men eventually – OJ, William Jefferson Clinton, and Robert Mugabe. One day it will be true of the Messiah.

  6. Dana says:

    Look, O J Simpson won the Heismann Trophy and rushed for 2,000 yards in a single season; a man like that deserves a break or two! :)

  7. Dana says:

    Mr Deth wrote:

    Hope he enjoys his new meaninful relationships, alone and forgotten for the next 60 plus years.

    That would have him living until he’s 121 years old!

  8. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    Look, O J Simpson won the Heismann Trophy and rushed for 2,000 yards in a single season; a man like that deserves a break or two!

    If he is a registered Democrat we are talking Nobel Peace Prize material here. No doubt the Bush administration targeted him because he is a successful black man with a funny-sounding name.

    In fact – I demand a Congressional investigation led by Rep. Kucinich (D-Borg)!

  9. Chris in NC says:

    “Such a tragic downfall for a man who really did have everything going for him. I pray that he finds the Lord while being in prison”

    Lorica, you are one of the nicest people I’ve seen.

  10. Jeff Harvey says:

    It’s amazing that he got away with what he did in 1995, though I argued then he deserved the consideraton we all have under the Constitution of “innocent, until proven guilty” in my newspaper column.
    Still, it shows that results, not morals, are what gets people into sports Hall of Fames. However, the Baseball Writers Association of America have decided, after admitting Cobb, Ruth, Hornsby and others, that morals count when it comes to Pete Rose and Mark McGwire and may do so for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. The Pro Football Hall of Fame admitted Simpson, Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor and Michael Irvin, with only Irvin having to wait any time to get in.

  11. Lorica says:

    Chris it just seems pointless to trash this man when he has done that to himself. He has lost everything Granted by his own choices. I remember watching him play football and then I was always so happy to see him in whatever movie or TV show, or commentating a football game. Now look at his life, soon he is going to go into a form of hell that few ever recover from. He is going to need help, it is just my hope he runs to the right place. – Lorica

  12. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    Jeff:

    “Shoeless” Joe Jackson is still not in the baseball Hall of Fame even though he had one of the highest lifetime batting average when he was banned from baseball and was one of the most feared hitters of his day who terrorized AL pitchers.

    (For non-baseball people: Jackson was one of the so-called Black Sox who were paid by gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series.)

    Here is hoping that Pete Rose, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa never get into the HOF. I am tired of cheaters both in politics and sports. The Bonds scandal pretty much ended my love affair with baseball.

  13. jane doe says:

    Saint Zero – Just cause a black man gets away with 2 murders 13 years ago doesn’t mean he should be able to get away with every crime he commits afterwards too.
    What a greedy man- look at how much more effort he put into finding out who stole his trophies- he certainly didn’t put 1% as much effort into finding out who killed his wife.

    We all know that if Nicole had killed OJ- LA would have burned to the ground . And Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would still be leading mobs chanting “no justice no peace” 13 years later. SO white women and jews value the lives of our people as much as black people value Sean Bell and Rodney King. Apparently that makes some black people really angry.

  14. Carl says:

    Now we’ll never find out which golfer was the REAL murderer! :-?

    Of course they’ll appeal this and it will be interesting to see on what grounds they will base it upon.

  15. Steve Skubinna says:

    Look on the bright side, Carl – finally O.J. made sure the “real killer” ends up in prison.

  16. Saint Zero says:

    Jane: What really concerned me was that regardless of his actualy guilt or innocence in this burglary charge, he was going to be found guilty. I think that even if you could have proved he wasn’t on this planet at the time of the burglary, he would have been found guilty to “fix the injustice”. He cannot get a fair trial. There is no way.

    Me? I don’t care about him one way or the other. It’s justice I worry about.

  17. Baklava says:

    UnSaintly, That’s quite a charge. When did you stop beating your wife?

  18. Dana says:

    Mwalimu Daudi wrote:

    Here is hoping that Pete Rose, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa never get into the HOF. I am tired of cheaters both in politics and sports. The Bonds scandal pretty much ended my love affair with baseball.

    Allow me to take exception to part of that: Pete Rose gambled, and apparently bet on his own team, even though he claims that he always bet on his own team to win. (Who would be dumb enough to take a bet from a man that his own team would lose?) But there are no allegations at all that he used steroids.

    That isn’t cheating. Pete Rose got more hits than anyone in history, holds the National League record for consecutive games with a base hit (44) and was the walking symbol of my favorite team the Cincinnati Reds. The man deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

  19. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    Could not disagree more about Rose, Dana. When Rose was confronted by Commissioner Bart Giamatti with evidence of gambling, he sought to persuade a judge (Norbert Nadel) to eviscerate the office of Baseball Commissioner rather than face the music. The gambling pales in comparison with that act.

    I am also not sanguine about Rose’s gambling, either. The Chicago Black Sox, Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker (two Hall of Famers), and Hal Chase were all caught dumping games, but all except the last claimed to have done it because of tight-fisted greedy owners (there was some merit to their complaints). Chase, on the other hand, made his primary living on gambling and even once got a manager fired who accused him of deliberately tanking plays. Whenever a Joe Jackson or Tris Speaker takes money for dumping a game here or there, or a Rose who gambles recreationally, the Hal Chases are sure to follow.

    Baseball in the late 1800s and early 1900s was rife with fixed games because of gambling. It took a superhuman effort to chase the gamblers away after they nearly destroyed baseball. Nor has the situation changed – as George Will once said, baseball’s nightmare is a player or manager in hock to organized crime because of gambling debts. The rules of baseball are clear – no gambling period. Rose knew that, and decided the rules did not apply to him, regardless of what it did to baseball.

  20. Tango says:

    I note the race card is being tossed around – and it will presumably be the grounds for (the attempt) at getting this verdict set aside.

    Am I the only one who found it interesting that not only was OJ convicted, but was convicted on ALL TWELVE counts? That sounds to me like the prosecution made its case decisively! **==