Here's poetic justice. Prosecutors will seek a prison
sentence for our friend O.J. Simpson in his upcoming
road rage trial. Don't hold your breath that Simpson
will ever actually spent a few years behind bars. But
it could happen.
Simpson is heading to trial over an incident where he
flagged down a fellow motorist, reached into the car
and slightly injured the driver when he pulled his
glasses off. The motorist said Simpson had run a stop
sign and Simpson says the motorists was tailgating his
car. Either way, police filed battery charges against
Simpson and the case is headed to trial.
Prosecutors earlier indicated that would seek
anger-control counseling for Simpson. But for some
reason on the eve of the trial, they changed their
minds and are now seeking prison time for the
For those among us who think Simpson was clearly
guilty of murder in 1994 - and believe me, there are
millions of like-thinkers - there would be something
especially gratifying about Simpson heading to jail
for something as dumb as reaching into someone's car
and pulling off their glasses.
Of course Simpson says he's innocent and that people
are just picking on him because of his celebrity
status. He fails to mention that police have been
called to his Florida home four times for domestic
violence issues in recent years.
O.J. Simpson remains a sick man with a mean and
violent streak. He can run but he can't hide. His
demeanor catches up with him on a regular basis.
Regardless of the obscene jury verdict of innocent in
the 1994 double-murder, Simpson will live his
remaining years under a cloud. His road rage incident
is simply the latest chapter. The final chapter in
Simpson's life may well be a violent one as well.
History has a way of repeating itself.