All O.J. Simpson wanted was a few extra cookies in his prison cell. Now he's in the news as a punchline once again.
The former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back grabbed a few extra cookies after lunch the other day, according to the Daily Mail. No big deal, who hasn't done that before? The big problem for Simpson is he's locked up on a 33-year sentence for his role in an armed robbery in Las Vegas, and the guards don't take too kindly to stealing sweets from the cafeteria line.
The Daily Mail said guards noticed something under Simpson's prison clothes as he went back to his cell. Was it some banned item? Something dangerous? Nope, a dozen oatmeal cookies.
(UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Lovelock Correctional Center said on Friday in an email there was "no validity" to the story of Simpson stealing cookies, without offering further comment.)
"O.J. just stood there with a goofy grin on his face as the guard kept digging inside his shirt and throwing the cookies on the floor," a source told The National Enquirer, according to the Daily Mail.
Just to pile on a bit, the Daily Mail wrote Simpson is looking "noticeably tubby," and doctors told him to lay off fatty and sugary foods because he suffers from severe diabetes.
"(W)hen the guard started pulling cookies out of O.J.'s shirt, the other inmates started laughing so hard they nearly fell over," the source told the Daily Mail.
Simpson was let off with a warning by the guards, the story said.
The Daily Mail story on Simpson said the "only enjoyment he has left" is eating his favorite foods. For those who think that Simpson was involved in the slayings of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, despite his famously being found not guilty, the story of him having his cookies taken away in prison probably won't draw much sympathy.