13 May 2011 10:45 | By Hugh Wilson
Men who had it all and blew it

OJ Simpson

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OJ Simpson was a record-breaking American footballer and a star of the big screen. Money, looks, fame and women: here was a man who truly had it all.

And when he was found not guilty of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman some observers thought he had luck on his side too. Though Simpson was no longer America's golden boy, at least he wasn't serving life in a federal prison.

And then he really blew it. In 2008, he was found guilty of, among other offences, kidnapping, assault, robbery and using a deadly weapon, and sentenced to 33 years in prison with a minimum of nine years without parole. Few have fallen quite so far as OJ.

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