O. J. Simpson

Football Player + Broadcaster + Actor + Convicted Felon
Born Jul 9, 1947

Orenthal James "O. J. " Simpson, nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American college and professional football player, football broadcaster, and actor, currently incarcerated as a convicted criminal. Simpson was a running back, the American Football League's Buffalo Bills' first overall pick in the 1969 Common Draft, and the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set in 1973.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on July 9, 1947.
1952 4 Years Old His parents separated in 1952 and he was raised by his mother. … Read More


1965 17 Years Old From 1965 to 1966, Simpson was a student at City College of San Francisco, a member of the California Community College system. … Read More
Simpson was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he played running back for coach John McKay in 1967 and 1968.


1968 20 Years Old In 1968, he rushed for 1,709 yards and 22 touchdowns, earning the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, and the Walter Camp Award that year. … Read More
1969 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1969 Rose Bowl, where number two USC faced number one Ohio State, Simpson ran for 171 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown run in a 27–16 loss.
1971 - 1973 3 More Events
1974 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Simpson did not lead the league in rushing in 1974, but did cross the 1,000-yard barrier despite a sore knee.
1975 28 Years Old Simpson won the rushing title again in 1975, rushing for 1,817 yards and 16 touchdowns. … Read More
1976 29 Years Old Simpson once again the led the league in rushing in 1976, rushing for 1,503 yards and 8 touchdowns. … Read More


1977 30 Years Old Simpson played in only seven games in 1977, as his season was cut short by injury.
1978 31 Years Old Before the 1978 season, the Bills traded Simpson to the San Francisco 49ers for a series of draft picks. … Read More
1979 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1979, he started his own film production company, Orenthal Productions, which dealt mostly in made-for-TV fare such as the family-oriented Goldie and the Boxer films with Melissa Michaelsen (1979 and 1981) and Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983), the pilot for a proposed detective series on NBC. … Read More
1985 38 Years Old Brown and Simpson were married on February 2, 1985, five years after his retirement from professional football. … Read More


1989 42 Years Old The marriage lasted seven years, during which Simpson pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989. Brown filed for divorce on February 25, 1992, citing "irreconcilable differences".
1993 46 Years Old In 1993, after the divorce, Brown and Simpson made an attempt at reconciliation, but according to Sheila Weller "they were a dramatic, fractious, mutually obsessed couple before they married, after they married, after they divorced in 1992, and after they reconciled".
1994 47 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death outside Nicole's condominium in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. … Read More


1997 50 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 5, 1997, a civil jury in Santa Monica, California, unanimously found Simpson liable for the wrongful death of and battery against Goldman, and battery against Brown. … Read More
1999 - 2000 2 More Events
In February 2001, Simpson was arrested in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for simple battery and burglary of an occupied conveyance, for yanking the glasses off another motorist during a traffic dispute three months earlier.
2002 55 Years Old On July 4, 2002, Simpson was arrested in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for speeding through a manatee protection zone and failing to comply with proper boating regulations. … Read More
2004 57 Years Old In March 2004, satellite television network DirecTV, Inc. accused Simpson in a Miami federal court of using illegal electronic devices to pirate its broadcast signals. … Read More


In September 2007, a group of men led by Simpson entered a room at the Palace Station hotel-casino and took sports memorabilia at gunpoint, which resulted in Simpson's being questioned by police. … Read More
In January 2008, Simpson was taken into custody in Florida and flown to Las Vegas, where he was incarcerated at the county jail for violating the terms of his bail by attempting to contact Clarence "C. J." Stewart, a co-defendant in the trial. … Read More
2009 62 Years Old On September 4, 2009, the Nevada Supreme Court denied a request for bail during Simpson's appeal.
2010 63 Years Old In October 2010, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed his convictions. … Read More
2012 65 Years Old A Nevada judge agreed on October 19, 2012, to "reopen the armed robbery and kidnapping case against O. J. Simpson to determine if the former football star was so badly represented by his lawyers that he should be freed from prison and get another trial."
A hearing was held beginning May 13, 2013, to determine if Simpson is entitled to a new trial.
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