O.J. Simpson found out how the cookie crumbles when he was allegedly caught stealing gooey goodies from a Nevada prison cafeteria.
The former gridiron great was recently caught with a stash of not one, but more than a dozen oatmeal cookies, according to Fox News Radio.
Simpson, who is serving a 33-year sentence for armed robbery at Lovelock Correctional Center in Pershing County, reportedly tried to smuggle the cookies into his cell after lunch. He might have gotten away with the cookie caper, if not for an inquisitive guard who noticed Simpson was hiding something under his prison clothes.
When corrections officer questioned Simpson, he allegedly confessed to the theft.
"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," a source told The National Enquirer.
Simpson's fellow inmates were reportedly on hand to witness guards expose his sweet tooth.
"When the guard started pulling cookies out of O.J.'s shirt, the other inmates started laughing so hard they nearly fell over," the insider told the Enquirer.
Simpson, 66, was arrested in Las Vegas, in September 2007 and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping in relation to the armed theft of sports memorabilia. Sentenced to 33 years' imprisonment, the Nevada Parole Board recently granted Simpson parole on some charges related to the robbery, but ordered him held for the next four years.
If there is any truth to Simpson's cookie theft, he may want to ease back. According to Gawker Simpson, who was once celebrated for being the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, suffers from diabetes. His once-chiseled body is now portly with excess fat.
While Simpson's people have yet to confirm whether he does in fact suffer from diabetes, it is known that his sister Carmelita Durio passed away in 2009 from complications of the disease.
Simpson was reportedly given a warning for the alleged theft and instructed to keep his hand out of the cookie jar. Only time will tell if the temptation of the cookie proves too difficult to ignore.