When thinking of this blog the words of a wise man came to me….
You’ve got to know when to hold’em
Know when to fold’em
Know when to walk away…
And know when to run…
Yes that great wise man Kenny Rogers broke this revelation down many years ago. And yet some of us just don’t get it. This is such the case with one Orenthal James Simpson, who after escaping the wrath of justice over a decade ago never knew when to say when… never understood that he needed to stay down and keep a low profile…. never understood you can’t keep pulling the tail of the tiger without the beast biting your head off. Now the cat is behind bars for kidnapping, armed robbery, along with 10 other charges. I mean, how many times does a prosecutor win on every count they give to the jury? And how is this for irony? He was convicted exactly 13 years to the day after the murder aquittals!
I said recently that The Juice should have taken whatever plea the prosecution offered. It was clear he was going to do time. No way he was going to win another high profile case in America… regardless of the circumstances. With thoughts of Rick Pitino – Johnnie Cochran, F Lee Bailey, and Alan Dershowitz were not walking through the court’s doors.
“Take the knee Juice,” was my advice. Look at the other notables who are either in jail or are doing jail – folks with just as much money if not more than is in his bank accounts. Marion Jones, Michael Vick for example. Sure those were federal cases, cases the feds generally never lose – but this was set up in the same fashion. It was clear that after the infamous case where names like Ito, Darden, and Clark failed to do what America thought should have been done, he should have figured out he was going to have to do some time – so at least take a plea and get it over with. But naw… The Juice thought he was Teflon Don… an now he is probably going to spend the rest of his miserable life signing footballs for guys named Tiny.
What a tragedy… especially for Simpson’s kids. God bless them. But this was bound to happen.