freed on double the bail
Judge in O.J. Simpson case
doubles his bail, after the NFL player allegedly violated the
terms of his original bail.
Vegas District Judge Jackie Glass doubled the O.J. Simpson's
bail to $250,000, following a hearing of the allegation of
violating the terms of the first one. O.J. Simpson allegedly
tried to contact a co-defendant in his armed robbery case by
leaving a message for his bail bondsman regarding co-defendant
Clarence J. Stewart Jr. The judge had the following to say about
it: "I don't know, Mr. Simpson, what the heck you were thinking,
or maybe that's the problem - you weren't. I don't know if it's
just arrogance. I don't know if it's ignorance. But you've been
locked up at the Clark County Detention Center since Friday
because of arrogance or ignorance or both."
According to the prosecutor, O.J. Simpson
was trying to interfere in negotiations with his co-defendants
and asked that Simpson be placed under house arrest and that his
bail be revoked or set at $1 million, but the final number
handed down by the judge was a quarter of it. The former NFL
player posted the bail on Wednesday night and according to his
attorney, the money came from Simpson's friends.
O.J. Simpson is charged with taking
hundreds of sports collectibles at gunpoint from two memorabilia
dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. He denies that weapons were
involved in the incident and claimed that the memorabilia was
initially stolen from him and he just went to reclaim it.
Simpson and two co-defendants have all pleaded not guilty and
their trial is scheduled for April. And as usual, there are some
betting odds popping up on O.J. and his trial. At the online
sportsbook Bodog Sports, you can bet on if O.J. Simpson will
testify on his own behalf at his impending trial, "No" being the
favorite outcome with odds -280 and if he testifies on his own
behalf the bookie will pay out on +185 odds.