O. J. Simpson
American football player, broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon
O. J. Simpson
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.
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O. J. Simpson's personal information overview.
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Milo Yiannopoulos’ Canceled Book Is A Lesson In Battling Hate Speech
Huffington Post - 3 days
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WATCH: Hear O.J. Simpson speak for the first time under oath
ABC News - 5 days
Part 3: Attorney Daniel Petrocelli, who represented the Goldmans, asked about his relationship with Nicole.
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'Moonlight,' 'The Night Manager' and 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' earn USC Scripter Awards
LATimes - 11 days
The writers behind “Moonlight,” “The Night Manager” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” earned top honors at the 29th USC Libraries Scripter Awards.  The Scripter Award, established in 1988, recognizes adapted screenplays and their original source material. The award is given...
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'People v O.J. Simpson,' 'Moonlight,' 'black-ish' and Beyoncé are big winners in 48th NAACP Image Awards
LATimes - 13 days
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Moonlight” and Beyoncé were major winners Friday during the non-televised portion of the 48th NAACP Image Awards, which honors excellence by artists of color. Other major awards are scheduled to be handed out Saturday in a live broadcast on TV...
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12 Baby Names Inspired By Black Stars Who Are Making History
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In our previous salutes to Black History Month, we’ve looked back to activists, pop culture icons and other barrier breakers of the past. Today, we’re focusing on the present ― the history that’s being made right now with this year’s increased numbers of nominees and winners of various screen awards. Many more people of color made the lists this year than in years past, and these include not just actors, but also directors, producers, writers and musicians. Here are some of the more outstanding names for baby name inspiration. August August Wilson ― the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. ― wrote both the play and screenplay for “Fences,” which won him a posthumous Oscar nom. August is by far the most popular month name for boys, now at number 195, and a celebrity favorite.  Ava Ava DuVernay has won several past awards and is the first black woman nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, for her film “13th.”  The na ...
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Sarah Paulson And Millie Bobby Brown Just Had The Most Adorable Twitter Exchange
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These days, the internet is a depressing place. But sometimes, it gives us adorable moments, like this Twitter exchange between Eleven Millie Bobby Brown and Sarah Paulson.  On Wednesday, a Twitter user who goes by LeG®and shared a photo of Entertainment Weekly’s latest cover, which features the kids from “Stranger Things.” In the shot, Brown sports short curly hair, which LeG®and pointed out looks almost exactly like the wig Paulson wore for her role as Marcia Clark on “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”  @milliebbrown you look like a young version of @MsSarahPaulson 's Marcia Clark pic.twitter.com/m4y3pCVYkM — LeG®and (@LGCatalan) February 8, 2017 Paulson saw the tweet and expressed her delight.  “This is my favorite thing ever,” she wrote.  @LGCatalan @milliebbrown this is my favorite thing ever. — Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) February 8, 2017 Brown saw it too and tweeted back at the Golden Globe winner and Twit ...
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The Crimes Of The Trump Era: A Preview
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The 25/8 News Cycle Is Already Rolling, But the Looting of America Hasn’t Really Begun Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com It started in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator ride into the presidential race to the tune of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” (“But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead, there's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead, don't feel like Satan, but I am to them...") In a sense the rockin’ has never stopped and by now the world, free or not, has been rocked indeed.  No one, from Beijing to Mexico City, Baghdad to Berlin, London to Washington could question that. Who today remembers that, in those initial moments of his campaign, Donald Trump was already focused on the size of his first (partially hired) crowd?  (“This is beyond anybody’s expectations.  There’s been no crowd like this...”)  And he’s been consistently himself ever since -- less a strong man than a bizarrely high-strung one.  In the process, while becoming president, ...
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
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What’s New On Netflix In February 2017?
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Netflix just keeps swimming along with its new titles for February 2017. The additions include a mix of family favorites such as “Finding Dory” and “Babe” as well as highly anticipated originals such as Drew Barrymore’s “Santa Clarita Diet” and Ricky Gervais’ ”David Brent: Life on the Road.” February is also known for Valentine’s Day, so there are some steamy ones for all the Netflix and chill enthusiasts. These include “Magic Mike” and “Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special.”  (We’re using “steamy” very loosely here.) Here are the rest of the titles:   Feb. 1 ”Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks” (2016) ”Babe” (1995) ”Babe: Pig in the City” (1998) ”Balto” (1995) ”Balto 2: Wolf Quest” (2001) ”Balto 3: Wings of Change” (2004) ”Contact” (1997) ”Corpse Bride” (2005) ”Disney’s Finding Dory” (2016) ”Eleven P.M.” (1928) ”From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story” (2016) ...
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'Feud: Bette and Joan' gets premiere date, stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon talk ageism in Hollywood
LATimes - about 1 month
If FX’s “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” demonstrated that a decades-old landmark L.A. trial can feel current with its commentary on race and gender, then the network’s newest anthology series, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” is likely to ignite new conversations about ageism in Hollywood. ...
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WATCH: Sarah Paulson on Her 'Surreal' Golden Globes Win
ABC News - about 2 months
Paulson won for her portrayal of Marcia Clark in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of O. J. Simpson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 65
    On July 31, 2013, the Nevada Parole Board granted Simpson parole on some charges from armed robbery convictions, but he will continue to be held at least until 2017 on other charges.
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    On November 27, 2013, Judge Linda Bell denied Simpson's bid for a new trial on the robbery conviction.
    More Details Hide Details In her ruling, Bell wrote that all of Simpson's contentions lacked merit.
    A hearing was held beginning May 13, 2013, to determine if Simpson is entitled to a new trial.
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  • 2012
    Age 64
    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."
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    In October 2010, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed his convictions.
    More Details Hide Details He is now serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center and his inmate ID number is #1027820.
  • 2009
    Age 61
    On September 4, 2009, the Nevada Supreme Court denied a request for bail during Simpson's appeal.
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  • 2008
    Age 60
    Simpson pleaded not guilty on November 29, and the trial was reset from April to September 8, 2008. Court officers and attorneys announced, on May 22, 2008, that long questionnaires with at least 115 queries would be given to a jury pool of 400 or more.
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    Simpson faced a possible life sentence with parole on the kidnapping charge, and mandatory prison time for armed robbery. On December 5, 2008, Simpson was sentenced to a total of thirty-three years in prison, with the possibility of parole after about nine years, in 2017.
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    On October 10, 2008, Simpson's counsel moved for a new trial (trial de novo) on grounds of judicial errors and insufficient evidence.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson's attorney announced he would appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court if Judge Glass denied the motion. The attorney for Simpson's co-defendant, C. J. Stewart, petitioned for a new trial, alleging Stewart should have been tried separately and cited possible misconduct by the jury foreman.
    Simpson and his co-defendant were found guilty of all charges on October 3, 2008.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details District Attorney David Roger of Clark County provided District Court Judge Jackie Glass with evidence that Simpson had violated his bail terms. A hearing took place on January 16, 2008. Glass raised Simpson's bail to US$250,000 and ordered that he remain in county jail until 15 percent was paid in cash. Simpson posted bond that evening and returned to Miami the next day.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 59
    Simpson's preliminary hearing, to decide whether he would be tried for the charges, occurred on November 8, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He was held over for trial on all 12 counts.
    By the end of October 2007, all three of Simpson's co-defendants had plea-bargained with the prosecution in the Clark County, Nevada, court case.
    More Details Hide Details Walter Alexander and Charles H. Cashmore accepted plea agreements in exchange for reduced charges and their testimony against Simpson and three other co-defendants, including testimony that guns were used in the robbery. Co-defendant Michael McClinton told a Las Vegas judge that he too would plead guilty to reduced charges and testify against Simpson that guns were used in the robbery. After the hearings, the judge ordered that Simpson be tried for the robbery.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson admitted to taking the items, which he said had been stolen from him, but denied breaking into the hotel room; he also denied that he or anyone else carried a gun. He was released after questioning. Two days later, Simpson was arrested and initially held without bail. Along with three other men, Simpson was charged with multiple felony counts, including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and using a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $125,000, with stipulations that Simpson have no contact with the co-defendants and that he surrender his passport. Simpson did not enter a plea.
  • 2004
    Age 56
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The company later won a $25,000 judgment, and Simpson was ordered to pay an additional $33,678 in attorney's fees and costs.
  • 2002
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The misdemeanor boating regulation charge was dropped, and Simpson was fined for the speeding infraction.
  • 2001
    Age 53
    Simpson's Miami home was searched by the FBI on December 4, 2001, on suspicion of ecstasy possession and money laundering.
    More Details Hide Details The FBI had received a tip that Simpson was involved in a major drug trafficking ring after 10 other suspects were arrested in the case. Simpson's home was thoroughly searched for two hours, but no illegal drugs were discovered, and no arrest or formal charges were filed following the search. However, investigators uncovered equipment capable of stealing satellite television programming, which eventually led to Simpson's being sued in federal court.
    If convicted, Simpson could have faced up to 16 years in prison, but he was tried and quickly acquitted on both charges in October 2001.
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    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 52
    Simpson gave up the effort in 2000.
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  • 1999
    Age 51
    A tax lien was filed in his case on September 1, 1999.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1990s, Simpson attempted to register "O.J. Simpson", "O.J.", and "The Juice" as trademarks for "a broad range of goods, including figurines, trading cards, sportswear, medallions, coins, and prepaid telephone cards." A "concerned citizen", William B. Ritchie, sued to oppose the granting of federal registration on the grounds that doing so would be immoral and scandalous.
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 49
    In 1997, Simpson was evicted from the estate in which he had lived for 20 years, at 360 North Rockingham Avenue, after defaulting on the mortgage. In July 1998, the house was demolished by its next owner, Kenneth Abdalla, an investment banker and president of the Jerry's Famous Deli chain.
    More Details Hide Details A 2000 Rolling Stone article reported that Simpson still made a significant income by signing autographs. He subsequently moved from California to Florida, settling in Miami. In Florida, among a few states, a person's residence cannot be seized to collect a debt under most circumstances. On September 5, 2006, Goldman's father took Simpson back to court to obtain control over Simpson's "right to publicity", for purposes of satisfying the judgment in the civil court case. On January 4, 2007, a Federal judge issued a restraining order prohibiting Simpson from spending any advance he may have received on a canceled book deal and TV interview about the 1994 murders. The matter was dismissed before trial for lack of jurisdiction. On January 19, 2007, a California state judge issued an additional restraining order, ordering Simpson to restrict his spending to "ordinary and necessary living expenses".
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson was ordered to pay $33,500,000 in damages. In February 1999, an auction of Simpson's Heisman Trophy and other belongings netted almost $500,000, which went to the Goldman family. The Goldman family also tried to collect Simpson's NFL $28,000 yearly pension but failed to collect any money.
  • 1994
    Age 46
    On June 17, after failing to turn himself in, he became the object of a low-speed pursuit in a white Ford Bronco SUV that interrupted coverage of the 1994 NBA Finals.
    More Details Hide Details The pursuit, arrest, and trial were among the most widely publicized events in American history. The trial, often characterized as the Trial of the Century because of its international publicity, similar to that of Sacco and Vanzetti and the Lindbergh kidnapping, culminated on October 3, 1995, in a jury verdict of "not guilty" for the two murders. An estimated 100 million people nationwide tuned in to watch or listen to the verdict announcement. Following Simpson's acquittal, the crime remains unsolved to this day. Immediate reaction to the verdict was notable for its division along racial lines: a poll of Los Angeles County residents showed that most African-Americans there felt that justice had been served by the "not guilty" verdict, while the majority of whites and Latinos there expressed an opinion that it had not. O. J. Simpson's integrated defense counsel included Johnnie Cochran, Robert Kardashian, Robert Shapiro, and F. Lee Bailey; the prosecution team was led by Marcia Clark.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson was a person of interest in their murders.
  • 1993
    Age 45
    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".
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  • 1989
    Age 41
    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".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 37
    Brown and Simpson were married on February 2, 1985, five years after his retirement from professional football.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson (born October 17, 1985) and Justin Ryan Simpson (born August 6, 1988).
  • 1979
    Age 31
    Simpson and Marguerite divorced in March 1979.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details NBC was considering whether to air Frogmen, another series starring Simpson, when his arrest canceled the project. Besides his acting career, Simpson worked as a commentator for Monday Night Football and The NFL on NBC. He also appeared in the audience of Saturday Night Live during its second season and hosted an episode during its third season. Simpson starred in the un-televised two-hour-long film pilot for Frogmen, a The A-Team-like adventure series that Warner Bros. Television completed in 1994, a few months before the murders. NBC had not yet decided on whether to order the series when Simpson's arrest cancelled the project. While searching his home the police obtained a videotaped copy of the pilot as well as the script and dailies. Although the prosecution investigated reports that Simpson, who played the leader of a group of former United States Navy SEALs, received "a fair amount of" military training—including use of a knife—for Frogmen, and there is a scene in which he holds a knife to the throat of a woman, it was not introduced as evidence during the trial.
  • 1978
    Age 30
    Before the 1978 season, the Bills traded Simpson to the San Francisco 49ers for a series of draft picks.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson played in San Francisco for two seasons, rushing for a total of 1,053 yards and 4 touchdowns over the two seasons. Simpson's final NFL game was a 31–21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium. His final play was a 10-yard run on 3rd and 10 for a first down. Simpson gained 11,236 rushing yards, placing him 2nd on the NFL's all-time rushing list when he retired; he now stands at 18th. He was named NFL Player of the Year in 1973, and played in six Pro Bowls. He was the only player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a 14-game season and he's the only player to rush for over 200 yards in six different games in his career. From 1972 to 1976, Simpson averaged 1,540 rushing yards per (14 game) season, 5.1 yards per carry, and he won the NFL rushing title four times. Simpson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 29
    Simpson played in only seven games in 1977, as his season was cut short by injury.
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  • 1976
    Age 28
    Simpson once again the led the league in rushing in 1976, rushing for 1,503 yards and 8 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson had the best game of his career during that season's Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions on November 25. In that game, Simpson rushed for a then-record 273 yards on 29 attempts and scored two touchdowns. Despite Simpson's performance, the Bills would lose the game 27–14.
  • 1975
    Age 27
    Simpson won the rushing title again in 1975, rushing for 1,817 yards and 16 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson also had a career high 426 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns that season.
  • 1974
    Age 26
    Simpson also made his first and only playoff appearance during the 1974 season.
    More Details Hide Details In a divisional game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Simpson rushed for 49 yards on 15 attempts. Simpson also caught one touchdown pass. The Bills lost the game 32–14.
    Simpson did not lead the league in rushing in 1974, but did cross the 1,000-yard barrier despite a sore knee.
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  • 1973
    Age 25
    In 1973, Simpson became the first player to break the highly coveted 2,000 yard rushing mark, with 2,003 total rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson broke the mark during the last game of the season against the New York Jets with a 7-yard rush. That same game also saw Simpson break Jim Brown's single-season rushing record of 1,863 yards. For his performance, Simpson won that year's NFL MVP Award and Bert Bell Award. While other players had broken the 2,000-yard mark since Simpson, this record happened back when the NFL only had 14-game seasons, as opposed to the 16-game seasons since the 1978 season. Simpson gained more than 1,000 rushing yards for each of his next three seasons.
  • 1972
    Age 24
    In 1972, with coach Saban at the helm, Simpson rushed for over 1,000 yards in the season for the first time in his career, gaining a league-leading total of 1,251 yards.
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  • 1971
    Age 23
    In 1971, Rauch resigned as head coach and the Bills brought in Harvey Johnson.
    More Details Hide Details Despite Johnson devising a new offense for Simpson, Simpson was still ineffective that year. After the 1971 season, the Bills fired Johnson and brought in Lou Saban to coach. Unlike Rauch, Saban made Simpson the centerpiece of the Bills offense.
  • 1969
    Age 21
    Simpson was drafted by the AFL's Buffalo Bills, who got first pick in the 1969 AFL-NFL Common Draft after finishing 1–12–1 in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details After he was drafted, Simpson demanded what was then the largest contract in professional sports history: $650,000 over five years. This demand led to a standoff between Simpson and Bills owner Ralph Wilson, with Simpson threatening to become an actor and skip playing professional football. Eventually, Wilson agreed to pay Simpson. Simpson came into professional football with high expectations. However, he struggled during his first three seasons, averaging only 622 yards per season. Bills coach John Rauch, not wanting to build an offense around one running back, assigned Simpson to do blocking and receiving duties at the expense of running the ball.
    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.
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  • 1968
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He still holds the record for the Heisman's largest margin of victory, defeating runner-up Leroy Keyes by 1,750 points.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 19
    On June 24, 1967, aged 19, Simpson married Marguerite L. Whitley. Together, they had three children: Arnelle L. Simpson (born December 4, 1968), Jason L. Simpson (born April 21, 1970), and Aaren Lashone Simpson (born September 24, 1977). In August 1979, five months after the couple divorced, Aaren drowned in the family's swimming pool, one month before her second birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson met Nicole Brown in 1977, while she was working as a waitress at the nightclub "The Daisy". Although still married to his first wife, Simpson began dating Brown.
    He ran in the USC sprint relay quartet that broke the world record in the 4x110 yard relay at the NCAA track championships in Provo, Utah, in June 1967. (While this time has not been beaten, the IAAF now refers to it as a world's best, not a world record.
    More Details Hide Details The scarcity of events over distances measured in imperial units resulted in the designation change in 1976.)
    Simpson was an aspiring track athlete, in 1967 he lost a 100m race in Stanford against the then British record holder Menzies Campbell.
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    Another dramatic touchdown in the same game is the subject of the Arnold Friberg oil painting, O.J. Simpson Breaks for Daylight. Simpson also won the Walter Camp Award in 1967 and was a two-time consensus All-American.
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    In 1967, he starred in the 1967 USC vs. UCLA football game and was a Heisman Trophy candidate as a junior, but he did not win the award.
    More Details Hide Details His 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter tied the game, with the extra point after touchdown providing the win. This was the biggest play in what is regarded as one of the greatest football games of the 20th century.
    Simpson led the nation in rushing in 1967 when he ran for 1,543 yards and scored 13 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details He also led the nation in rushing the next year with 383 carries for 1,880 yards.
    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.
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  • 1965
    Age 17
    From 1965 to 1966, Simpson was a student at City College of San Francisco, a member of the California Community College system.
    More Details Hide Details He played both offense (running back) and defense (defensive back) and was named to the Junior College All-American team as a running back.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Age 4
    His parents separated in 1952 and he was raised by his mother.
    More Details Hide Details Growing up in San Francisco, Simpson lived in the housing projects of the Potrero Hill neighborhood. In his early teenage years, he joined a street gang called the Persian Warriors and was briefly incarcerated at the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center. At Galileo High School (currently Galileo Academy of Science and Technology) in San Francisco, Simpson played for the school football team, the Galileo Lions.
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on July 9, 1947.
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