O.J. Simpson Returns to Court for Hearing on New Trial Looking Haggard and Plump

Celebrity News May. 15, 2013 AT 6:00AM
O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson Credit: Jeff Scheid-Pool/Getty Images

O.J. Simpson returned to a Nevada courtroom from his prison cell for the first time since December 2008 on Monday.

And, my, what four-and-a-half years in prison can do!

Simpson showed off a much fuller figure and a more pronounced gray hairline when he lumbered into the morning proceedings.

Simpson is attempting to earn a new trial over his September 2007 assault, robbery and kidnapping charges that landed him in the pokey in the first place.

The former football star, who was famously acquitted of double-homicide charges in 1994, was jailed for an armed confrontation against two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Simpson claimed he was trying to take back mementoes that allegedly belonged to him

The new legal bid has almost unanimously been called a "Hail Mary" across media outlets. How adorable.

Simpson alleges that bad advice from his attorney, Yale Galanter, led him to his sentence, one that won't see him eligible for parole until 2017.

So, what do you think of OJ's updated look? And do you think he deserves a new trial? Sound off, below!

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