Friday, December 5, 2008

UPDATED: O.J. GETS "UP TO 33 YEARS"

The Bench front page... UPDATED: LAS VEGAS – A broken O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday to as many as 33 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and said, "It was much more than stupidity." The 61-year-old football Hall of Famer stood shackled and stone-faced as Judge Jackie Glass rattled off the punishment. Moments before, Simpson made a rambling, five-minute plea for leniency, simultaneously apologizing for the holdup as a foolish mistake and trying to justify his actions. More from Associated Press... Also, Slideshow (AP) MORE COVERAGE: OJ Simpson sentenced to 18 years; `I'm sorry for all of it'