OJ Simpson might be locked up in jail but that posed no problems when it came to enjoying the Super Bowl. Simpson apparently had a bit of a party in his cell whilst the big game was on and a whole bunch of his inmate buddies (and an inmate with a TV is going to have a LOT of buddies) crammed into his cell to watch the Super Bowl.
According to the New York Post, who spoke to his non-inmate producer pal Norman Pardo, Simpson hosted a football-viewing gathering in his cell at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. He’s serving a 33 year sentence in there, for kidnapping and armed robbery and according to Pardo, he’s one of the few inmates to actually own a television. “If you have the money, you can buy a TV at the inmate store and put it in your cell,” Pardo explained, before adding “He’s like the Godfather of the prison now.” No word on whether or not Simpson enjoyed the half time show from Beyonce, but as a retired professional football player, we’ll bet he enjoyed the big match, though we expect, a little enviously.
Pardo is apparently hoping to sell a movie about Simpson, entitled Unpromotable, which, as the name may suggest, is all about Pardo’s efforts to rehabilitate Simpson’s public image, after his acquittal of murder back in 1995. “It shows what it’s like to promote the most unpromotable man on the planet,” Pardo explains.