From the Los Angeles TimesO.J. Simpson sentenced to 16 years in prison In Las Vegas, Judge Jackie Glass sends Simpson to prison for kidnapping and armed robbery. The former football star, who made a tearful plea for leniency, will be eligible for parole in nine years. <dl><dd>By Ashley Powers and Harriet Ryan</dd><dd>2:39 PM EST, December 5, 2008</dd></dl>
O.J. Simpson speaks at his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas today. Reporting from Las Vegas and Los Angeles - Despite a tearful plea for leniency from O.J. Simpson, a Las Vegas judge today sentenced him to 16 years in prison for the kidnapping and robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers.
Simpson would be eligible for parole in nine years under the sentence handed down by Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass.
Before he was sentenced, Simpson apologized to Glass for his conduct.
"In no way did I mean to hurt anybody, to steal anything from anybody," the former NFL star said. "I just wanted my personal things."