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- O.J. Simpson
- Football, Actor
- June 17, 1994
- Acquittal…Later Jailed on Separate Charges.
The arrests of O.J. Simpson:
He was a gifted athlete, winning the Heisman Trophy as a running back in college…
...and setting records in professional football.
His good looks propelled him into sports casting…
...when his playing days were over.
However, in one of the most controversial murder trials of the 20th century, he was charged in the brutal June 12, 1994 slayings of his former spouse, Nicole Brown Simpson…www
…and her friend, Ronald Goldman…
…outside of her home.
However, after a lengthy televised trial, O.J. was acquitted after his lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, linked a poorly fitting glove to his innocence.
The controversial verdict caused uproar and Simpson was found liable in a civil suit in those killings and ordered to pay thirty three and a half million dollars. $500,000 was netted in an auction of Simpson's belongings, including his Heisman Trophy, and the cash went to Goldman's family.
However O.J. couldn't stay of out trouble…
…and he ended up imprisoned in 2008 for armed robbery and kidnapping after holding up a sports memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas. (He claimed he was retrieving property that was stolen from him.)
Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center, where he'll serve time until, at least July, 2017.
His requests for a new trial have been denied.