MIAMI – O.J. Simpson's daughter was sentenced Wednesday to 50 hours of community service in a deal with prosecutors that stemmed from a confrontation with police during a fight outside a prep school basketball game.
Sydney Simpson, 20, did not appear in court, but her lawyer accepted the deal on her behalf in a teleconference with a judge.
She was arrested in January 2005 when Miami police said she repeatedly yelled profanities at officers called to Ransom Everglades School to stop a fight after a boys' basketball game against Gulliver Prep. Then 19, Simpson had already graduated from Gulliver at the time.
While being taken into custody, she slapped an officer's hand, a police report said.
Simpson pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct. The charges will be dropped if she completes the community work.
O.J. Simpson moved to Florida after the former football star, broadcaster and actor was acquitted of murder in the 1994 California slayings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, her friend.
A civil jury in 1997 held Simpson liable for the killings and ordered him to pay the victims' survivors $33.5 million. Much of that judgment remains unpaid.