OJ Simpson sentenced to prison
OJ Simpson was sentenced on Saturday to nine to 33 years in prison for robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint. According to the Associated Press, Simpson, 61, faced a Nevada judge for his September 2007 Las Vegas crime.
According to ABC news, it wasn't originally clear how much time the former football star would serve in prison.
Simpson was sentenced to 16 years in prison for kidnapping, and another three for assault. He will be eligible for parole after six years in prison on the kidnapping charges, and could be eligible for release after nine years.
Judge Jackie Glass did not answer to Simpson's attorneys' pleas for leniency in the case, and denied his request to be released on bail pending his appeal, citing that Simpson was a flight risk.
According to the Associated Press, Simpson will be treated like any other inmate while in prison.
Howard Skolnik, director of the Nevada Department of Corrections, said, "The only issue might be whether we have to provide a little more protective custody because of his notoriety, at least at the start."
Simpson could be moved within his first week to High Desert State Prison, located approximately 45 miles from Las Vegas, although it is unlikely due to the fact that Simpson was not under a life sentence.