Juice Wants to Get Loose Appeals Conviction

5/26/2009 3:44 PM PDT

Juice Wants to Get Loose -- Appeals Conviction

O.J. Simpson still thinks he's innocent -- 'cause the murdering murderer-slash-armed robber is playin' the race card in the hopes of springing himself from the bowels of a Nevada state prison.

Simpson filed an appeal Tuesday with the Nevada Supreme Court over that hotel room confrontation where he punked two sports memorabilia dealers. Simpson is crying that his conviction was tainted by judicial misconduct, a lack of racial diversity on the jury and errors in sentencing and jury instructions.

OJ is set to serve anywhere between 9 -33 years -- no word if he's still trying to hunt down the "real killer" from behind bars.