Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson (born July 9, 1947) (also known as The Juice) is a retired American football player, actor, spokesman, and convicted felon, who was accused of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in 1994. He originally attained stardom as a running back at the collegiate and professional levels, and was the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. Simpson’s rushing mark was set during the 1973 season.
Simpson was acquitted of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Goldman after a lengthy, highly publicized criminal trial. In 1997, a default judgment against Simpson was awarded for their wrongful deaths in civil court by a jury, but to date he has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment. He gained further notoriety in late 2006 when he wrote a book titled If I Did It. The book, which purports to be a first-person fictional account of the murder had he actually committed it, was withdrawn by the publisher just before its release. The book was later released by the Goldman family and the title of the book was expanded to If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer (ISBN 978-0825305887).
In September 2007, Simpson faced more legal troubles as he was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada and subsequently charged with numerous felonies, including robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon (which carries possible life sentence), coercion with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit a crime. He was found guilty of all charges on October 3, 2008. He is currently being held in isolation from other prisoners at the Clark County Detention Center as he awaits a December 5, 2008 sentencing.
As a side note, I don’t know if he did it or not and I’m not a fan, it was just an interesting art piece to work on.