Earlier today, I couldn't help but think of that day a few years back when the news came out that US forces had captured Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and a spokesman simply said, "We got him!"
Fate finally caught up to O.J. Simpson today, and said "We got him!" as the disgraced former football star/rotten movie actor/arrogant asshole/unconvicted murderer was sentenced to a maximum of 33 years in prison in Nevada for his part in that infamous robbery attempt in a Las Vegas hotel room over a year ago.
Simpson's hunt for the real killers will now be derailed at least 6 years, as he will serve at least that long before he is eligible for parole.
The government couldn't get Al Capone on murder charges, but nailed him on tax evasion charges. I couldn't help but think of Capone as Simpson was being sentenced. Couldn't nail him on a double-murder charges, but got him on kidnapping and armed robbery.
Somewhere, Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman are smiling.