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O. J. Simpson finds God and his way out of prison

O.J. Simpson, 70, has been was granted parole. Having served nine years prison for armed robbery, the former all-American hero could be out in October. The man (in)famously cleared of stabbing Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman to death – he was found guilt in a civil court – is back in the news.

ABC News:

Simpson said in his nine years behind bars, he’s been “a good guy.”

“I was always a good guy, but could have been a better Christian, and my commitment to change is to be a better Christian.” He said he took an “alternative to violence” course in prison, and called it “the most important course anybody in this prison can take because it teaches you how to deal with conflict through conversation.”

“I had some problems with fidelity in my life, but I’ve always been a guy that pretty much got along with everybody,” he said.

 

 

The OJ story timeline:

July 9, 1947 OJ Simpson, born
1968 Wins the Heisman Trophy, the highest accolade in collegiate American football
1967 Marries Marguerite Whitley
1969-1979 Running back, known as “The Juice”, for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers
1977 Simpson meets Nicole Brown, a waitress
1979 Simpson and Marguerite divorce
1986 Brown and Simpson marry
1989 Simpson pleads no contest to a charge of spousal abuse
1992 Brown files for divorce
June 12, 1994 Brown and Ron Goldman found stabbed to death outside her Los Angeles home. OJ Simpson is named as a person of interest
June 17 American networks interrupt NBA finals to broadcast two-hour police pursuit of Simpson
November 9, 1994 Jury sworn in for Simpson’s trial
October 3, 1995 More than 100 million people tune in to hear not guilty verdict
February 5, 1997 Simpson found liable for the wrongful death of and battery against Goldman, and battery against Brown following civil lawsuit. Simpson ordered to pay $33.5 million damages
September 2007A group of armed men led by Simpson storm into a hotel room in Las Vegas. He is arrested and charged with robbery and kidnapping
October 3, 2008 Convicted on all charges
December 5, 2008 Sentenced to 33 years
July 20, 2017, OJ Simpson, now 70, is granted parole

The OJ Simpson industry is getting ready to kick back into life.

Posted: 21st, July 2017 | In: Celebrities | Comment


On This Day In Photos: OJ Simpson Is Cleared Of Murder

ON This Day In Photos – October 3 1995: Orenthal James Simpson is found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in a savage knife attack.

Add to this the backstory of OJ Simpson, the US football star and Hollywood actor and you have sensation. And what a show. On the day of his arrest, OJ Simpson had tried to evade the police in a white Ford Bronco. It was the most famous ride in American history since Paul Revere warned of the British. As estimated 95 million viewers in America tuned in to watch OJ Simpson drive on the Los Angeles freeway. When police arrested him in his driveway, they found in the car: $8,750 in cash, a false beard and moustache, a loaded gun, and a passport.

Odd indeed that with the news media running overtime for Amanda Knox – the blonde who was convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher in Italy – on the same day in 1995 a black man awaited the verdict for the murders of two whites.

Race is always a factor in how and why the media goes large on one case and ignores another. Simpson’s lawyer Johnnie Cochran rubbed the open sore of racial prejudice. He played with the idea of his client as the victim of an institutionally racist justice system:

“Maybe you are the right people at the right time in the right place to say: ‘No more.'”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: Flashback | Comment


OJ Simpson Sued For Causing Heart Attack

6426270BRUCE Fromong is suing O.J. Simpson over his heart attacks.

Fromong owned the store at the Palace Station hotel Simpson and his accomplices robbed in 2007. As reported, Fromong was “first rushed to a hospital in the week following the robbery”.

Since then, he claimed to suffer further health problems and sued for infliction of emotional distress, negligence as well as assault and battery.

No word from Simpson, currently serving 7½ to 27 years for his aprt in the crime.

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Posted: 16th, September 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Hulk Hogan Did Not Kill His Wife, Like OJ Simpson

HULK Hogan, the neon-skinned former wrestler who looks like the product of Chernobyl fertility clinic *, says he understands OJ SImpson’s motives for (not?) killing his wife with a big knife.

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Posted: 15th, April 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)


The Most Bizarre And Worst Celebrity Dolls Ever Made

BARBIE is 50 this year and Anorak brings you the 50 Things You Never Knew About Barbie. But Barbie is not the only celebrity doll. There have been others. And Anorak brings you the strangest, least-deserving, most bizarre and downright odd celebrity dolls ever – enjoy:

Karl Lagerfeld, Angelina Jolie, Ann Coulter, Bill Clinton, Bindi Irwin, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Caylee Anthony, Charles Dickens, Diane Ross, Donald Trump, Drew Carey, Albert Einstein, Elton John,George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Hugh Hefner, Jennifer Lopez (NSFW), Jerry Springer, Jesus, John Travolta, Kelly Osbourne, Laura Bush, Lemme,Lindsay Lohan, Nirvana, The One, OJ, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton,Princess Diana, Rosie O’Donnell (Barbie!), Sarah Palin (schoolgirl), Nicolas Sarkozy voodoo, Seth Godin, Snoop Dogg, Suzanne Somers (with thighs!), Sonny, Steve Irwin, Timberlake and Jackson, Tom Cruise, Tori Spelling, Vanilla Ice, Victoria Silvstedt, William Shakepeare action figure, Winston Churchill.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Credit Crunch Survival Tips.

Posted: 3rd, April 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment


The Ten Greatest OJ Simpson Book Covers

OJ Simpson said he was “stupid” and “sorry” and “didn’t know [he] was doing anything illegal”.

He “was confronting friends” and “retrieving [his] things.”

He has least 15 years to think about things. And we get to look abck at the man’s carrer as celebrate din art,. books and film: The 10 Best OJ Simpson souvenirs:

Double Negative

You will not find this book unhelpful!

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Posted: 5th, December 2008 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Photojournalism | Comments (7)