*Sorry O.J. Simpson, but you’re not going home anytime soon. That’s because a court in Nevada has denied Simpson’s request to be let out on bail as he appeals his kidnap and robbery conviction.
The former NFL star-turned-actor is serving a minimum of nine years in prison after he was found guilty of masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers’ hotel room in September 2007. He was convicted in December.
Simpson filed an appeal in May, claiming judicial misconduct, a lack of racial diversity on the jury and errors in sentencing and jury instructions.
His lawyer, Yale Galanter, asked the Nevada Supreme Court to release the former athlete on bail, arguing that his client is “not a flight risk” and would not leave the country.