OJ Slimmed Down on Jail's 'Jackalope' Diet

The newly svelte footballer also misses HBO in the pokey
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2009 8:30 AM CST
OJ Simpson smiles as he arrives in court for his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center December 5, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – After wasting away in Nevada's Clark County jail, OJ Simpson may be able to put some weight on at his new digs, the New York Post reports. OJ dropped 25 pounds during his trial, thanks to prison meat that “looked like jackalope,” Simpson complained to a source. Fortunately for the Juice, the grub at his new jail is better: “If I have to be in prison, this is the place to be.”

Simpson also has more to do at his new correctional facility, which he moved to on Dec. 19. He can now pass the time playing cards or checkers with fellow inmates, and he even has a TV in his cell—but, he complained, he doesn't get HBO.