A former NFL star known for being charged with and acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife and her friend, opened a Twitter account Saturday to let the world know that he plans to “set the record straight.”
“Coming Soon!!!” O.J. Simpson Tweeted Saturday, attaching a video.
Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019
“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly, coming soon to Twitter,” Simpson said in the video. “You’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. Now there’s a lot of fake O.J. accounts out there, so this one, @TheRealOJ32 is the only official one. It should be a lot fun. I got some gettin’ even to do. God bless, and take care.”
In a video posted later Saturday, Simpson continued his preview.
“Hey Twitter world,” he said. “You know, for years people have been able to say whatever they want to say about me with no accountability. But now I get to challenge a lot of that B.S. and set the record straight. More importantly, I’ll be able to talk about everything, especially sports – fantasy football – and even politics. But for now, let me just say, for my fellow fathers out there, happy Father’s Day. God bless.”
Thanks to all my new followers. Love learning how to use Twitter. pic.twitter.com/J4JnN59yKl
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 16, 2019
Simpson, nicknamed “The Juice,” first captivated the nation on the football field. His life took a dramatic turn in 1994 when he was accused of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. Days later, he led police on a wild chase through the streets of Los Angeles in his infamous white Ford Bronco SUV. He was eventually acquitted of the murder charges in a trial that was closely scrutinized by the media and the American public.
In 2007, Simpson was arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and using a deadly weapon after he and three men allegedly robbed a Las Vegas store to obtain sports memorabilia. He was convicted on all charges in 2008, and sentenced to 33 years in prison with the possibility of parole in nine years. In 2017, that parole was granted, and Simpson was released from prison.
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