O.J. Simpson, the former NFL player who was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife and her friend in 1995, has recently been in the spotlight due to rumors of his poor health. A clip posted on social media showed Simpson denying the claims that he was in hospice care, stating that he’s hosting friends for Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas. The 76-year-old former running back was in the headlines earlier this year for making a controversial joke during a podcast appearance.
Simpson was previously tried in 1995 over the death of his ex-wife and her friend, and although acquitted, he was later found responsible for the deaths in a civil court and ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the victims’ families. Additionally, Simpson served jail time for armed robbery in Nevada in 2008, where he was sentenced to nine to 33 years. After serving nine years, he was paroled in 2017.
In recent weeks, Simpson has been pictured looking frail while moving around Las Vegas, where he currently resides. He has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Despite the legal troubles that have plagued him, Simpson still maintains a prominent presence on social media, with over 870,000 followers. In a video posted to his followers, Simpson denied the rumors of his poor health, making light of the situation and encouraging his fans to enjoy the Super Bowl weekend.
Overall, Simpson’s life has been marked by both triumph and controversy, and his ongoing battles, both personal and legal, continue to captivate the public’s interest.