O.J. Simpson on Memorabilia Grab: “I’m Sorry For What Has Happened”Published by on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00 am.
These days it’s a kindler, reflective and more apologetic Juice. O.J. Simpson went before a parole board via video today and pleaded with authorities to lighten his armed robbery and kidnapping sentence. During the 15-minute appearance Simpson expressed regret for the actions, which led to his arrest.
“I just wish I never went to that room,” Simpson told the two-member parole board. “My crime was trying to retrieve for my family my own property.” The 66-year old said his incarceration caused him to missed his children, graduations and even his sister’s funeral. “Make no mistake I would give it all back to these guys,” he continued. “They can have it all to get these five years of my life back.”
Simpson said he’s spoken at length with the two dealers targeted in the holdup and admits he was, “not as civil as I should have been” when trying to retrieve his property. The former football great’s botched 2007 memorabilia heist and alleged kidnapping attempt led to his arrest and jail time.
“I knew both of these guys who had my stuff,” Simpson added. “I am sorry for what has happened. … I’ve apologized. They’ve apologized.”
Simpson’s best chances for freedom lie with a Las Vegas judge who still hasn’t decided on whether or not the Juice will get a new trial. Simpson claims his previous trial lawyer botched his case and had a conflict of interest.
A final decision in the case is expected next week. Simpson has had no disciplinary actions during his jail time and is considered a “low risk” for repeat offenses.
See? He’s trying and he’s sorry. Aww c’mon, give O.J. a second chance!