LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Supreme Court denied O.J. Simpson’s request Friday to be let out of prison pending a decision on the appeal of his conviction in a gunpoint heist in a Las Vegas hotel room. A three-judge panel that heard oral arguments Aug. 3 concluded Simpson and convicted co-defendant Clarence “C.J.” Stewart didn’t meet what the court called the “heavy burden” required to be allowed to post bail. “Here, appellant was convicted of serious, nonprobationable, violent offenses committed with the use of a firearm,” justices Michael Cherry, Nancy Saitta and Mark Gibbons said, using identical language in their separate unanimous rulings. –A.P.
O.J. gets to stay right where he belongs, in the middle of a cock meat sandwich. -TO