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O. J. Simpson
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Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: July 9, 1947 (1947-07-09) (age 74)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: San Francisco (CA) Galileo
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 1969 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 1979 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history

Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson (born July 9, 1947), also known by his nickname, The Juice, is a retired American football player. He originally attained stardom as a running back at the collegiate and professional levels, and was the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. He later worked as an actor, spokesman, and broadcaster.

Murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman

He was tried for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. The criminal court in Los Angeles, California found that Simpson was not guilty of those murders, in 1995. In 1997, Simpson was found liable for their wrongful deaths in civil court, but to date he has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment.


In September 2007, Simpson faced more lawsuits, as he was arrested and subsequently charged with numerous felonies, including but not limited to robbery, burglary, assault, first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon (which carries a possible life sentence), coercion with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit a crime. Simpson was convicted on all counts. He was imprisoned at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada.

Parole and release

On July 20, 2017, Simpson was granted parole. He was released from prison on October 1, 2017.


Simpson played T.D. Parker in the TV series 1st & Ten: The Championship from 1986 to 1991. In 1995 he won the Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor.

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