O. J. Simpson

American football player

1947 –


Who is O. J. Simpson?

Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American football player and actor. Simpson was the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set in 1973. While six other players have passed the 2,000 rush yard mark, he stands alone as the only player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season. He holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average, which stands at 143.1 ypg. Simpson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

After retiring from professional football, Simpson had a successful career as a football broadcaster and actor.

In 1995, he was acquitted of the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman after a lengthy and internationally publicized criminal trial, the People v. Simpson. In 1997, a civil court awarded a judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths; to date he has paid little of the $33.5 million penalty.

In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008, he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years' imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole. He is serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada.

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Jul 9, 1947
San Francisco
Also known as
  • The Juice
  • Orenthal James Simpson
  • Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
    ( - 1965)
  • City College of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
Lived in
  • San Francisco

on July 23, 2013


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