Friday, January 11, 2008

OJ Simpson, Marion Jones, Jailhouse Rock

Well, if you are OJ Simpson or Marion Jones you'd better get ready to recognize that tune. One has been sentenced today and the other is being held for allegedly breaking the bond. Today, Marion Jones was sentenced to 6 months in prison for giving false testimony to two federal grand jury investigations. Yep, she lied. Jones was a record-breaking sprinter who simply blew the competition away. She plead guilty to 2 counts of obstruction during the steroid investigation and a check cashing scheme. The IOC stripped Jones of the five medals she won at the 2000 Games in Sydney, which was a record in itself. after she admitted taking banned performance-enhancing drugs. She was the first athlete convicted in the almost five-year-old U.S. government steroid investigation. Jones was sentenced this morning to six months in prison, followed by two years of probation for perjury.

OJ, OJ, OJ. What would we do without a "juice" alert. OJ Simpson is currently in custody in Florida on allegations that he's violated some terms of his bail from a Las Vegas armed robbery. Simpson was supposed to go before a judge Wednesday at the requests of DA David Roger. OJ Simpson was freed 9/19 on $125,000 bail following the arrest on these allegations. You remember what they were and the famous tape that's got him and several associates in Las Vegas taking back some of the property that "belonged" to him. What's got him in this trouble. Well, supposedly he phoned one of these associates to talk, well supposedly talk about this associates testimony at the pre-lim hearings. OJ Simpson has plead not guilty to these 12 criminal counts in what prosecutors are saying is a kidnapping and armed robbery.

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