When I was in second or third grade, my teacher made our class write a “research paper,” essentially a long book report. I was a big dork and big into football history—at one point I was going to try to focus on the 1948 Philadelphia Eagles—and eventually did my report on O.J. Simpson.
O.J. Simpson—the former football star, convicted kidnapper and author of the book If I Did It—was released from a Nevada prison this morning, a day earlier than expected.
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The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has determined that O.J. Simpson will be eligible for parole in a hearing today at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. Simpson could be released from prison in October.
O.J. Simpson is imprisoned and broke and universally accepted as a multi-murderer. That’s likely about the same condition he’d be in if he’d been convicted of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. So a case can be made that, in the end, he got away with nothing.
After seeing a promo for ESPN’s upcoming O.J. Simpson documentary, Jeff Van Gundy decided the time was right to tell an incredible story about the O.J. Simpson white Bronco chase, one that he and Pat Riley apparently held onto for two decades. I don’t know that I believe it, but I desperately want to.
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I was hanging out with a friend the other day when I mentioned that FX was gonna start airing a miniseries about the O.J. Simpson trial and he said to me, “I saw that, and I realized that, even after all these years, I’m still fucking sick to death of the whole thing.”
Unlike many people, I don't remember where I was when OJ Simpson took off on that infamous Bronco ride back in 1994. It was summer, so I was probably at my folks' house asking my mom to buy me lots of Killian's Irish Red for freshman year. I remember watching the sheriff on ESPN say that police were "actively"…
The O.J. Simpson car chase had its share of memorable moments. For you, maybe it was the absurdity of a white Ford Bronco leading a phalanx of police well under the speed limit, or the knowledge that Simpson had a gun to his head, or Al Cowlings telling police "You know who I am, goddammit" or just the realization…
OJ: The Musical is a movie that exists, and the trailer suggests we might actually enjoy it. If you live in or near Atlanta, you can reserve some seats for a June 17 screening over here.
O.J. Simpson sort of won a parole victory today. After asking last week for an early release five years into a 33-year sentence, he'll be freed after serving at least four more years. [CBS Sports]
O.J. Simpson, 66, pleaded with the Nevada parole board to release him from prison just five years into his 33-year sentence. They'll deliberate and respond in two weeks. [CNN]
This is a pretty good tattoo of not-convicted-in-court murderer O.J. Simpson.
Holy cow, O.J. has been in prison since 2008. And the years haven't been kind.
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