O.J. Simpson, the former NFL great who fell from national grace when he was accused of murder and ultimately sent to jail for armed robbery, now faces a new disgrace: Stealing cookies from his Nevada prison cafeteria.
Fox News reported that guards caught the 66-year-old with a stash of cookies — oatmeal — beneath his shirt, as he walked from the cafeteria to his cell.
“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,” the source said, first to the National Enquirer.
Simpson already has a weight problem. Doctors have warned him in the past to cut out high-fat and sugary foods and exercise more to help control his diabetes.
The source said in The Daily Mail that other inmates watched the cookie shakedown with amusement. They had initially thought guards were searching him for a cell phone.
“So when the guard started pulling cookies out of O.J.’s shirt, the other inmates started laughing so hard they nearly fell over,” the source said. Ultimately, guards didn’t punish him — but Simpson was noticeably embarrassed, the source said, Fox News reported.