OJ Simpson

Orenthal James Simpson
Born: July 9, 1947 in San Francisco
Died: April 10, 2024

After the news of O.J. Simpson’s death went public on April 10, 2024,  rumors about the infamous football legend’s last words began to spread. But to date there is no evidence that O.J. whispered “I did it” on his deathbed. In fact, details of the 76-year-old’s last days have been hard to come by. What we do know from family is that Simpson declined rapidly after being diagnosed with prostate cancer and that all five of his children were by his side when he passed.

Long before he became infamous, O.J. Simpson was just– famous, first as a Heisman Trophy-winning tailback for the USC Trojans and then as an NFL running back for 11 years, primarily with the Buffalo Bills. In 1973, he became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, earning him the NFL MVP Award. His fame and good looks led to acting roles in films like The Towering Inferno, Capricorn One, and as “Officer Nordberg” in The Naked Gun franchise. But since the night of June 12, 1994, O.J. Simpson’s life has been one of public scorn. That’s the night his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her acquaintance, Ron Goldman, were found brutally murdered on the steps of her Brentwood, CA condo. A low-speed televised police chase followed that made O.J.’s “white Bronco” a household term. O.J. Simpson eventually faced two counts of murder in a Los Angeles courtroom and the proceedings were dubbed “the trial of the century.” From the courtroom, the world watched as Simpson tried on a bloody glove recovered from his home and it didn’t fit. The defense claimed, “If the glove does not fit, you must acquit.” Simpson’s lawyer, Robert Kardashian (the father of Kim and Khloe) was by his side at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3, 1995, when a jury found O.J. not guilty of the murders. He would never convince the court of public opinion that he was not, in fact, the murderer.

Rich and Acquitted

Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman’s brutally murdered bodies were found in the courtyard of her condo in the Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood. Rich and Acquitted introduces you to an eyewitness who says she saw O.J. Simpson in the neighborhood that night – and to his good friend, who says O.J. was wrongly acquitted.

Rich and Acquitted

Robert Kardashian did more than just father Kim and Khloe Kardashian – he helped arrange for the legal dream team that spearheaded O.J. Simpson’s successful defense on murder charges.

Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J.

This special documents the moments OJ’s best friend, Robert Kardashian, picked up the Louis Vuitton garment bag (contents unknown) that he brought back from his overnight trip to Chicago the night Nicole was murdered, and made it disappear forever.

Case Closed with A.J. Benza

The 1995 murder trial of ex-football star O. J. Simpson captivated the nation. Did the jury have all the evidence to make a sound verdict? Was the sports hero framed by the LAPD? And if O.J. didn’t kill Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman… who did?

Autopsy: O.J. Simpson Murder Case

Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Hollywood 911

Nicole Brown Simpson was no stranger to 911 operators, her tumultuous marriage to O.J. Simpson was filled with calls for help.

The moment O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her acquaintance, Ron Goldman, shocked the world…and generated enormous live TV ratings.

OJ Simpson’s popularity as a USC Trojan, Buffalo Bill and San Francisco 49er led to his becoming one of the first, and the biggest, sports stars turned celebrity pitchman. His Hertz ads ran in virtually every football game televised for more than a decade, but this razor ad featured his first wife, Marguerite.

Does O.J. Simpson have CTE? That’s the question Buzzfeed explores in this video that explores how chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that has proven to be common among former NFL football players, and is associated with impaired judgement, impulse control issues, and aggression.