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Deja vu: Simpson is going on trial

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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

notorious Simpson.

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.

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