In April 2007, America will time-travel back to 1995: O.J. Simpson is going back to court.
Las Vegas judge Jackie Glass recently ordered Mr. Simpson (along with two co-defendants, Clarence Stewart and Charles Ehrlich) to stand trial for armed robbery of his own memorabilia from two collectors, along with 12 counts of conspiracy and kidnapping.
The victims, Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong claim to have been held at gunpoint.
Everyone has a memory attached to the O.J. Trial. When I was in Middle School my shop teacher turned on the radio for the entire class to hear the “Verdict of 95.” It was one of those seminal events that you always remember where you were when you heard about it, like when your parents heard that President Kennedy had been assassinated. Obviously not as important, but memorable at the very least.
When Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman, many people believed (and still do) that justice had not been served. Now, as many in the media have said, karma has come to bite “the Juice” in the a** – and I couldn’t agree more.
Who does O.J. think he is? He dodged the bullet in 1995. One would think that he would stay so clean that he would try to avoid getting a single parking ticket – but no dice.
Take his last couple of media ventures: on his attempted reality TV series Juiced he apparently tried to sell people the White Ford Bronco that was his getaway car.
And don’t even get me started on his book If I did It, where he talked about how he “would have” killed Nicole. Is this guy serious? So with all of his flaunting of how he beat his murder rap is it any stretch of the imagination that a robbery charge might put “the Juice” away? I personally think so but we’ll have to wait until April 7 when the trial begins to find out.
If only Kato Kaelin was still around…