A Nevada Supreme Court panel rejected O.J. Simpson’s appeal on his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction.
Simpson was alleging that the conviction was prejudicial and “race based.”
The panel dismissed Simpson’s appeal finding it “without merit.”
Simpson is of course notorious for being acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Although evidence seemed to be overwhelming against Simpson, the jury returned a “not guilty” verdict. The jury seemed to be more influenced by Simpson’s lead lawyer Johnny Cochran’s famous line, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”
Cochran used the line in his closing arguments, referring to the blood soaked gloves at the scene that seemed to be too tight for Simpson’s hands when he attempted to try them on during the trial.
After the criminal trial, the parents of Goldman, and Brown's estate, sued Simpson in civil court. He was found guilty of the unlawful deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman, and ordered to pay the families of the victims $33.5 million.
In September of 2007, Simpson and a few other men broke into a Las Vegas motel room and held Bruce Fromong at gunpoint, while the group stole various sports collectibles owned by Fromong.
Simpson later denied breaking into the hotel room, but later recanted and claimed he was recovering items that belonged to him.
After a police investigation Simpson was charged with 12 separate counts.
He was convicted of 11 counts that include conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, assault and weapons related crimes. The convictions occurred exactly 13 years after he was acquitted of the Brown-Goldman murders.
Simpson faces 33 years in prison, but is eligible for parole in nine years.
Back in April of this year, Simpson reported that his prison life has left him “bored out of his mind.”
There has also been an allegation that Simpson has a “gay posse” that idolizes him and gives him “special massages.”
Simpson first became famous as a running back starring at the University of Southern California.
He was then drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the first pick of the 1969 NFL Draft.
In 1973, Simpson became the first player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season—a mark that has been matched or eclipsed five times since then; however, Simpson remains the only player to do it in a 14-game season.
Born in San Francisco, Simpson finished his career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 having rushed for 11,236 yards in his 11-year career.
He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
Simpson attempted to trade in his football fame into an acting career starring in such films as Capricorn One and The Naked Gun trilogy. He also appeared in many television productions including Roots, Ironside and Medical Center.
Simpson couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, and it looks as if this time he can't lie his way out of prison again either.