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O.J. Simpson (born 9.7.1947)

OJ Simpson is a former American football player. Although he was famous for his sporting achievements, he gained notoriety when he was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, her friend.

OJ Simpson: Childhood

OJ Simpson was born in San Francisco, California. His parents were Eunice and James 'Jimmy' Lee Simpson. They separated in 1952. OJ has one brother, Melvin Leon 'Truman' Simpson and two sisters, Shirley Simpson-Baker and Carmelita Simpson-Durio.

OJ attended Galileo High School, where he played for the school football team, the Galileo Lions. He later played for the Junior All College American team for the City College of San Francisco.

OJ Simpson: Athletic career

OJ Simpson gained a scholarship to the University of Southern California, for his athletic ability. He played running-back for the University team between 1967-8. In 1967 he ran for 1451 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. Again, in 1968, he led the nation, running 1709 yards.

Simpson was a key player in what is regarded as one of the greatest American football games of the 20th century. Starring in the 1967 USC vs. UCLA football game, his 64-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter tied the game.

The next year, he won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award as well as the Heisman Trophy.

OJ Simpson fared badly in his early NFL career. He played on struggling Buffalo Bills teams and only averaged 622 yards for his first three seasons. His first 1000+ rush remained elusive until 1972. The next year, he set a record at 2003 yards: the first ever player to push the 2000-yard mark.

In 1985, OJ Simpson was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

OJ Simpson: On-Screen Career

Simpson gained a number of successful movie roles in films such as The Cassandra Crossing and The Towering Inferno as well as The Naked Gun trilogy. He also featured in the successful mini-series Roots.

Simpson was also known for his appearances as a commentator for Monday Night Football and The NFL on NBC. Other presenting roles saw him hosting an episode of the popular TV show Saturday Night Live.

OJ Simpson: Personal Life

Simpson married Marguerite L. Whitley in 1967. They had three children together: Arnelle (b.1968), Jason (b.1970) and Aaren (b.1977). Tragically, Aaren drowned in a swimming pool at the family home just before her second birthday. Marguerite and OJ were divorced in 1979, just months after the incident.

OJ Simpson's second marriage was to Nicole Brown, in 1985. Nicole and OJ had two children, Sydney (b.1985) and Justin (b.1988). The couple divorced in 1992. In 1989, he had been charged with domestic violence against her and pleaded no contest.

In 1994, Nicole was murdered, along with her friend Ronald Goldman. Originally, OJ was charged and tried for the double murder. However, he was acquitted of all criminal charges in the now infamous trial. The jury's decision was televised on 3.10.1995.

A civil court case in 1997 found Simpson guilty of the wrongful death of Goldman and the battery (and, effectively, the death) of Brown. Simpson was made to pay $33,500,000 in damages. Under Californian law, pensions are protected from being used to pay such charges, so in effect, Simpson maintained much of his previous lifestyle, due to the pension he earned from the NFL.

A number of further court cases occurred that were directly linked to the killings. Among the most significant: Goldman's father took Simpson to court to obtain control over his 'right to publicity'; in March 2007, Simpson was ordered by a judge to keep his financial spending to 'ordinary and necessary' living costs.

It has been reported that Simpson owes $1,435,484.17 in unpaid taxes to the State of California.

In a case unrelated to the previous murder trial, Simpson was involved in a police investigation into an armed robbery at a hotel-casino. The incident occurred in September 2007 when a group of men entered the building and stole some sports memorabilia at gunpoint. OJ was arrested and held without bail. He was charged with criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery and using a deadly weapon. On November 27 he pleaded not guilty to all counts. OJ was arrested in January 2008 for violating the terms of his bail by contacting a co-defendant.

In 2014, it was reported that Simpson had gone on a hunger strike in jail in a bid to end his life after apparently succumbing to depression.

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MARK FUHRMAN PLANTED THE GLOVE" ALSO PLEADED THE 5TH WHEN ASK IN COURT IF HE PLANTED EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE. how else do you explain this -Kato Kaelin according to phone records is on the phone talking to Rachel at 10:00 pm until 10:45 hears the 3 knocks on his wall in this time frame. says he went to investigate with a small and not very bright flashlight but is scared so he didn't go back as far as the air conditioner so he comes back around to the front of the pathway where he sees the limo waiting to get in the gate. then Kato sees O.J and starts telling him about the noise and wants O.J to go with him to investigate but first ask O.J if he has a better flashlight, so Kato gos in the house with O.J to look for a better flashlight.((Probably when he cut his finger digging through a drawer but that is another post- Now Kato and O.J go back outside after O.J See's how late it is and tells Kato he has to go and gets into the limo and leaves for Chicago ( Think about this ) O.J knows Kato is wanting to see what caused that mystery noise so according to the state O.J just brutally killed two people but leaves for Chicago knowing the GLOVE is behind Katos room???? Oh and don't forget O.J scheduled a limo to be at his house the exact same time he plans to be at Nicole's killing her and Ron. and at 10:40 Heidstra says he hears HEY HET HEY but between 10:10 and 10:45 Kato hears the Knock on his wall. At 10:30 Aaronson & Mandel pass 875 Bundy but testify they heard no noise. REASONABLE DOUBT don't you think?

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In 1994, after OJ Simpson’s alleged involvement in the double murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman the world was launched head first into what would soon become a national controversy. This horrifying premeditated murder captured the attention of millions of viewers who tuned in to watch the extensive murder trial in 1995. Although the facts presented throughout the trial ultimately persuaded the twelve jurors on a verdict of not guilty it still left the majority of us skeptical. The verdict of OJ Simpson’s trial successfully verified the fears of those doubtful towards the integrity of the US justice system regarding trials that include bias views. Essentially, the opinions formed that are based predominantly on a personal belief concerning “celebrities” or well known individuals. This appears repeatedly in our court system. Celebrities seem to slip through the cracks with a slap on the wrist while civilians committing the same crimes are more severely punished. Yet the US Court System explicitly promotes the perception of fairness and equality?OJ Simpson’s decision to write and publish the book “If I did it, here’s how it happened” illustrates no remorse or grief in the slathering of his ex wife, Nicole Brown or her friend, Ron Goldman. OJ tells his audience that his book includes mostly the facts of the night of Nicole and Ron’s murder although he did revise some flaws. I am left with the impression that his perfected flaws are the little details he wished he had done in order to eliminate the chance of being considered a possible suspect. Simpson is indirectly mocking the prosecution and portraying our court system as a joke. The lack of respect Simpson is displaying for the families of Nicole and Ron is evident through the publication of such context. The context that I’ve been exposed to through the news in his outstandingly nauseating and remarkably unacceptable book is taken mostly directly from the trial. On top of that, Simpson either unintentionally neglects to consider the effects his repulsive writing will have on his children; or the more realistic view, that he’s too self-involved to acknowledge the impact it possibly can have on them. It’s disturbing to imagine how they will cope after reading the gruesome descriptions of how their dad “would have” murdered their mother. Mark Fuhrman, who appeared on FOX earlier today, said that he believes that Simpson took the facts that he accumulated throughout the trial straight from his file. Mark Fuhrman also demonstrates a very compelling argument against Alan Colmes. After hearing Mark Fuhrman’s discussion it was apparent that we both shared the same views concerning OJ Simpson. I admired Fuhrman’s views especially this comment: “I’ve dealt with people like this for 20 years. They’ll kill someone then go eat some chicken.” In Alan Colmes attempt to twist Fuhrman’s meaning and portray him as a racist he fails miserably. The comment’s intention was to reveal that psychopaths do not feel any guilt or remorse after they murder someone. Psychopaths have no problem continuing on with their day as if nothing happened. That was the point Mark Fuhrman was trying to convey. Alan Colmes realized he had no argument and took a cheap shot when heard “KFC”. Personally KFC is my favorite fast food restaurant and it has no correlation to the color of my skin. I believe that domestic violence is based primarily on the constant need for the man in the relationship to feel in control. Frequently, men resort to violence to regain or reinforce dominance/superiority within their relationship. There are numerous people who have witness OJ Simpson abuse Nicole Brown. Based on theories of human psychology and the noted incidents of abuse I formulated my own theory on Simpson. My belief is that OJ is an extremely jealous man and it’s crucial for him to have power over others. His constant need to be in charge of others is based on his lack of self-control. His temper and instantaneous reaction towards situations leave little if any time for him to form a logical response. I believe his unstable personality played a significant role in what happened the night of the murders. Yet, when it comes down to it, the world may never know exactly what happened that night. The truth lies solely within one man, unfortunately that man in my opinion is a hypocritical, attention seeking, egotistical, cunning NFL has been. The Simpson case should be the one exception to the US Constitution pertaining to the law of double jeopardy.For a second, I would like you to disregard whether you think OJ Simpson is innocent or guilty. Hypothetically, my question to our nation is if this was a book written by John Ramsey (who was not convicted of murdering his daughter) titled “If I killed JonBenet, here’s how it happened”? Or what if it was a book written by a Muslim Terrorist giving a detailed account on “If I did it, here’s how it happened,” relating to the terrorist attack on the US 9-11? Would you contribute to the author’s insolent behavior by purchasing those books that are based on actual hyenas’ tragedies? No. So why buy OJ Simpson’s?Over a decade later, it no longer matters whether you believe OJ Simpson is innocent or guilty. There’s no point in debating the issue any longer. Too many years have passed and the beliefs that people stand behind today will not alter through a heated argument. Instead of partaking in meaningless disagreements that will end inconclusively, we should put our efforts towards abolishing all of OJ Simpson’s unnecessary publicity. This will then terminate any pleasure he’s acquiring from the spot light. This leads into the issue that we need to focus on today. It’s about making an honorable decision to stand by two families who need the support. Simpson’s publisher for his book “If I did it, here’s how it happened” is Judith Regan. I think that Regan should try to throw some of her personal morals into her daily life once in awhile. Sooner or later she’ll realize that life’s worth isn’t measure by how much money you make or how many books you sell. It’s measured by the type of person you are, more specific how virtuous you are. I’m outraged and ashamed that people are actually defending OJ Simpson and convincing themselves that because he was found not guilty he has the right to continue to put the Brown and Goldman family through hell.Those who buy Simpson’s book are feeding into his latest absurd attempt to gain attention by exploiting his psychopathic accounts of the murders he committed. The families of Nicole and Ron do not believe justice was served in the trial and neither do I. On top of not being found guilty for the murders he committed, it’s morally wrong that now he is about to reap benefits from the publicity of his double homicide. Mainly it’s unbelievable that while Simpson is profiting from this the Brown and Goldman families have no choice but to face the ruthless reality from that night in June all over again, and this time first hand by the murderer. The families of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman have been through an indescribable amount of pain already. We as a nation need to come together and stand behind them 100%. There’s no need for this appalling, heart breaking, pointless book to be published. We must stand by the Goldman and Brown family through this time. The events that occurred on 9-11 proved our ability to unite and stand up for what is morally right. The decent thing to do in this situation is to take a form of action, every little bit will help. Events such as boycotting the purchase of OJ Simpson’s book, protest outside stores that are promoting the book, start petitions against advertising it, write letters to FOX Broadcasting and to Judith Regan expressing your embarrassment in relation to their efforts in assisting OJ Simpson’s tactless, cowardly, antics. Right now you are given a chance to make a difference. The purpose of OJ Simpson’s book is another truth that lies solely within him. The world most likely will never hear an actual confession from Simpson and they may never understand the reason behind his book. Regardless spending our time rationalizing his actions is wasteful. We should center all our efforts into shielding the Brown and Goldman family from experiencing anymore excessive anguish. Lastly, we need to remember the prior inspirational voices from our history that has experienced life altering tribulations too. Try to find comfort in their words. Those who have felt similar emotions as the Brown and Goldman family feel today. The constant memory of a tragic event, that sets the foundation for the repetitive emotional cycle of torment, agony, and suffering. Keep this quote by Anne Frank in mind: “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.”The Brown and Goldman family, you have the support of so many people. Stay strong, you will beat this, I have all the faith in the world that you will finally be provided with justice that has been long overdue.

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It is amazing to me to see such vile angry comments from people who don't even allow for any other possible senerio other than the one some hold in their minds. Everyone was there and knows exactly what happens. Even though OJ had a jury chosen by the defense and prosecution to try this case. They were asked to decide not by opinion but on the evidence whether there was guilt or innocence. They did that and this man went through the system and should be able to go on with his life like anyone else.Where was the outrage with Jon Bonet's murder, what about tim mcveigh killing all those kids in the federal building. Some of the same people that spue venom at OJ and this case, glorify Charlie Manson who is celebrity inmate with all sorts of fan mail.Fred Goldman is a professional victim to use OJ's words. Here is a guy that was disgusted at the thought of this book coming out with those details. Having to relive all that again. The public agreed and all these do gooders came to Goldmans side once again. They killed the book, but guess who's raising it from the dead now, you got it Mr. Victim himself. Goldman is cashing in on this deal despite his earlier claims that his family didn't need to relive all this stuff. Yet he is getting the rights to it and changing OJ's words to say what he wants it to say and he pockets the money.Now where is the outrage, there is none because this is about blond hair and a young white male against a man of color who happens to be rich and a celebrity getting away with murdering these special people. How dare he get off, right! You same people glorify Mark Furham who is a proven racist and lied before millions of people despite his sworn oath as a police officer to be truthful in the court of law. He is a star now off of OJ.So many want to come against OJ if he even moves the wrong way even though he has been through the court system of justice and those jurors called it how they saw it in terms of the evidence presented. So many don't agree with that verdict and want to keep retrying the man, because its about who it was rather than what it was. After all Charles Manson is a hero, and even though Jon Bonet was killed in a similar way, under sispicous circumstances there was no outrage against the parents, why? Could it be because of who they were, that they given the benefit of the doubt and this was a child and they still have not found the killer. No one is spuing venom against the ramseys. There was in fact evidence to suggest some involvement but no outrage. No this is about skin color and it's about people biases toward that, because Nicole was blond and all that goes with that. Then you had Ron a young white guy in an upscale area which most probably have never even seen. man . .This is about a millionare celebrity who happens to be a man of color accused of this. Who's wealth even at his lowest is still than any of us will ever see. Finally People have made millions off this man's reputation and character from the prosecutors on down to Furhman himself. They have all made millions on this case. They all have book deals and profited millions from them. Where is the outrage? You tell me who has benefited the most. Now it's Goldmans chance to get his, and the hits just keep on coming. But no outrage and no one saying hey something is wrong here. Many of these same people excuse all these pimps making money off of OJ's character and these terrible crimes. No one should be doing it, so why the hypocrisy? Use your brain people everything can't be OJ's fault let the man go on with his life and respect the jurors verdict. Stop trying to rewrite history by being bitter and angry towards this man. Most of which OJ will never even see or hear about. Your just lowering your own standards and hurting yourself. Let's be fare and even handed toward all people. That's my story and im sticking with it.

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OJ experienced every man with a soon-to-be bitch of an ex-wife's fantasy -- to kill her and get away with it! I almost envy him! .

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Let this be a LESSON to all white women who are thinking about being with a black man! They have no morals, have anger problem issues, and almost always abuse their women. .

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hey the guy has bills to pay..i can't wait to read the book..have em all

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That word "All" means obviously you know all men of color. Obviously MY TWO CENTS your a very uninformed person because Tiger Woods does not abuse his woman.James earl Jones, Clarence Thomas I could go on and on. Phil Spector however kills his women when he's angry. There are scores of white men who abuse and kill their wives and you know it. Go talk to lacey peterson and her unborn child, oh thats right there dead now, at the hands of Scott her husband. Unless you want to deny that happened or that somehow its not as bad as if a person of color did it. I could go on but you get the point. There is good and bad in every group and you know as well as I do that is true.

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O.J. Simpson is nothing but GARBAGE. I would love for him to get destroyed by a tractor-trailor. He doesn't deserve to live. Anyone that believes he is not guilty, I feel sorry for.

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Pliz give O.J a break,Goldman/Golddigger wants to exploit her daughter's death by getting brother O.J's money .The man is innocent.That prostitute Nicole was murdered coz she was high and failed to pay for the drugs she was high on.

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OJ is a lying n-i-g-g-e-r, and the author of the book is a greedy money-grubbing JEW. They should both be wiped off the face of the earth! .

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