Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, nicknamed The Juice, is a former American football running back, broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
A running back is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield.
The term felony, in some common law countries, means a serious crime.
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Simpson attended the University of Southern California, where he played college football for the USC Trojans.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
The University of Southern California is a private research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in Los Angeles, California.
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He won the Heisman Trophy in 1968.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy, is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.
He then played professionally in the National Football League as a running back for 11 seasons, with the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1977 and with the San Francisco 49ers from 1978 to 1979.
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.
The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area.
Simpson was the first NFL 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; the NFL changed to a 16-game season in 1978.
He holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average, which stands at 143.1.
Simpson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional American football with a Mission to "Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence.
The College Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football.
After retiring from professional football, he had a career as a football broadcaster and actor.
In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, after a lengthy and internationally publicized criminal trial, the People v. Simpson.
In law, a trial is a coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes.
In the common law tradition, an acquittal formally certifies that the accused is free from the charge of an offense, as far as the criminal law is concerned.
Ronald "Ron" Lyle Goldman was a restaurant waiter and a friend of Nicole Brown Simpson; they both were murdered in 1994 at her Brentwood, Los Angeles home.
In 1997, a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths.
Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death.
In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping.
Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley.
In criminal law, kidnapping is the abduction or unlawful transportation of a person, usually to hold the person against his or her will.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force or by putting the victim in fear.
In 2008, he was convicted and sentenced to 33 years imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole.
Parole is the provisional release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions prior to the completion of the maximum sentence period, originating from the French parole.
He is serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada.
Lovelock Correctional Center is a Nevada Department of Corrections prison in unincorporated Pershing County, Nevada, near Lovelock.