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O.J. Simpson 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.

O.J. Simpson freed on double the bail Las 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.

 Published on 01/17/2008

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