Despite being a Hall of Fame running back, Simpson is most famous for his double murder trial acquittal that took place in the 90s.
Simpson has pushed back on the notion that he is in poor health, but Local 10 News insists sources say that Simpson has been receiving chemotherapy in the area.
Ex-Buffalo Bills RB O.J Simpson was rumored to be in hospice at one point
The same Local 10 News report says that Simpson was denying rumors about him going into hospice at one point. Simpson took to X (formerly Twitter) to deny any rumors of a hospice visit.
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) February 9, 2024
In the same video, Simpson exclaims that everything is alright and that he will be having a bunch of friends over to watch the Super Bowl.
Simpson didn’t deny that he is in fact diagnosed with cancer, but he did seemingly push back on the idea that he is in extremely poor health.
Simpson briefly mentioned cancer in an X video from May of 2023, but he seemed to refer to it as an afterthought.
Never before a game! pic.twitter.com/F0rFCwWQ3n
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) May 30, 2023
He detailed his experience in having COVID and cancer at the same time, but he continued to say that he was over chemotherapy and that it “looks like I beat it.”
Former Buffalo Bills RB O.J. Simpson is most known for his famous acquittal
In what was dubbed the “trial of the century” Former Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson was acquitted of double murder in the mid-90s. Simpson was accused of murdering his estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Simpson famously tried on a glove, which was a piece of evidence, and the glove did not fit. “If the glove does not fit, you must acquit,” became the famous line from attorney John Cochran Jr. that ended up defining the case.
In an article from NewsWeek, juror Yolanda Crawford recalls the part the glove played in her decision.
“It might be the way he manipulated his hands, I don’t know,” Crawford said. “But I looked at [co-prosecutor] Christopher Darden, and I was like, I can’t believe you fell for it. And at that point, I’m like, what can you do? It didn’t appear to fit.”
Simpson’s case was a landmark for race relations in the U.S. at the time. The case was just a few years after the Rodney King riots and an estimated 150 million people tuned in to hear the jury’s verdict. The argument was that Simpson was framed by a corrupt Los Angeles Police Department.
Before the trial, Simpson was a Heisman Trophy winner with the USC Trojans and he was in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Simpson was the first ever player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season, and he did so when the NFL season was only 14 games.
Simpson was most recently discharged from parole on Dec. 1, 2021. He had been in prison since Oct. 1, 2017, for an armed robbery committed in Las Vegas.