It seems O.J. Simpson seems to just love the courtroom, and the drama, but the third time may not be a charm for the former football star. After five years in prison, Simpson has appeared in court once again, only this time he is not the svelte guy in a designer suit of 1995. Instead, he has appeared in court bloated and wearing blue prison garb to appeal his the 2008 conviction for a 2007 armed robbery case, stating that his then-lawyer mishandled the case.
But what are they feeding him? His rounded out face and over-sized body may indicate that during feeding time, he might be strong arming his way to second and third portions. However, O.J. would never admit to using force for gain as he always appears to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The pro-football player of two decades ago, with the chiseled face and athletic body, who ran through the airport and leaped over suitcases in his infamous television commercial, is now fat, balding and gray, shackled in handcuffs and stripped of all dignity. To the vain, that is a punishment all on its own.
But, in true actor form, O.J. seems to love the spotlight, even if it shines in a negative light. After his famous acquittal for the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and boyfriend, O.J. may have thought himself to be invincible, but tempted fate one too many times. His claim that he was trying to recover his own sports memorabilia, and was unaware that the five men accompanying him to the Palace Station Hotel that night, were armed. The resulting robbery with guns drawn and the kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers, landed in prison with a 33 year sentence. In 2010, the Nevada Supreme Court refused to overturn the conviction, and Simpson is now hoping that Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell will be the one to grant him a trial.