December 5th, 2008
08:10 PM ET

Evening buzz: O.J. Simpson sentenced; Auto makers plead their case

Cate Vojdik
AC360° Writer

O.J. Simpson is going to prison for at least nine years, possibly much longer.

Before a Nevada judge sentenced the one-time football great, Simpson delivered an unexpected - and rambling - 5-minute statement. Judge Jackie Glass wasn’t buying it and denied Simpson bail pending appeal. Tonight on 360, you’ll hear Simpson in his own words.

While that drama was unfolding in Nevada, the Big 3 auto makers were making their final plea on Capitol Hill.

For a second straight day, the auto industry CEOs testified before skeptical lawmakers, this time in the House. Congress appears loath to fork over the billions they’re seeking in loans, in part because six in 10 Americans are opposed. But, sentiment may be turning. Today’s sobering jobs report – the worst in more than three decades – showing more than half a million jobs were lost in November – underscored the dire straits Americans face. Tonight, there seems to be new determination to craft a compromise in Congress. We’ll dig deeper at 10 p.m. eastern. See you then…

In the meantime, with so many Americans strapped for cash, starved of credit, and losing their jobs - and their homes - by the millions… we’d like to know what would make you feel more secure about the future? Is there anything Barack Obama could say or promise in his inaugural address in January to make you feel better? We’d like to hear from you.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. kitty42

    I'm a big Buffalo Bills fan. It's really sad and discouraging OJ ruined his legacy as a great NFL player.

    December 5, 2008 at 9:31 pm |
  2. lampe

    I don't think O J is the last to be sentenced. I think there is someone else on Tues. And, for all of you making comments about The Goldmans. What would you do if it had been your daughter, or son that was killed? What lengths would you go to , to see the person you thought to be guilty to justice? Stop and think about that before you make judgments about which you have no knowledge of. Once someone's life has been taken by another, there is no going away from that ever. It's there from day one, and it will be with you till the day you die.

    December 5, 2008 at 9:25 pm |
  3. Cindy

    Well OJ was sentenced...YIPEE!! Now PLEASE let today be the last that we hear from him for a while!!

    I hear now that Bush and the White House is wanting to give the Big 3 a bailout of 15 billion right now because they think at least one of them won't make it if we don't. I hope that you all touch on that tonight!

    I really don't think anyone can say anything to make people feel better about what is going on. The only thing that will make anyone feel better is action! Action speaks louder than words!!


    December 5, 2008 at 8:52 pm |
  4. Lootles

    Let's hope this is the last we see of the Goldmans. While I am immensely sorry for their loss, their face time on TV every time Simpson gets in further trouble is more than a bit unseemly.

    December 5, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  5. Larry

    This judge should have recused herself for having permitted the goldmans and the presence of cameras in the court. Her continued references to OJ’s 1995 case was inexcusable. Why did she leave OJ’s sentencing to last?

    Fred Goldman has said, in the past, that he has had offers to take out OJ; why has he not been questioned by the FBI on those offers? If something happens to OJ while in prison then Fred & Kim Goldman should be considered accomplices

    December 5, 2008 at 8:21 pm |