Originally Posted by BBC News
Ex-US football star OJ Simpson has been jailed for at least 15 years for the kidnap and armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers at a hotel.

Describing Simpson, 61, as arrogant and ignorant, District Judge Jackie Glass said the evidence was overwhelming.

Simpson made an emotional appeal prior to sentencing at the Las Vegas court, saying he was "sorry" and "confused".

His accomplice, Clarence Stewart, was also sentenced to 15 years. Both men were convicted in October.

They were found guilty on 12 charges relating to the robbery and holding of the memorabilia dealers in September 2007.

In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of murdering his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman in what was dubbed "the trial of the century".

Wow, he aint half aged now. I remember back in 95, there was tonnes of controversy when he was acquitted of murder, no such luck this time though.

I can't help but think either he has been taking acting lessons, or he is genuinely remorseful and being honest. It does'nt change the crime that was committed, although it was more stupidity than mallice imho.

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