O.J. Simpson is one of the most infamous professional athletes of all time.
Unfortunately, his main claim to fame is no longer the fact that he was one of the greatest football talents ever.
Rather, it’s his complex legal history. And it’s that complex legal history that helped turn a seemingly innocent video from this past weekend into a viral hit.
In a clip published to TikTok, a woman who was out on the town somehow ended up with Simpson. They were recording themselves together when, all of a sudden, the former running back went in for a kiss.
And that’s when it happened:
The Juice goes for the kisssssss AND HE IS DENIED pic.twitter.com/q1JIXMWQSM
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 15, 2021
Yikes. Sheer awkwardness.
Once upon a time, Simpson was a widely cherished athlete and entertainment personality. Sadly, he is now best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/qPAxSBkTfm
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 14, 2021
Although was initially acquitted of the crimes in criminal court, he was later found responsible for both deaths in a civil trial.
Even though Simpson never served any prison time for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson or Ron Goldman, he did eventually find himself in prison for a much less egregious offense. In 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with the felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping. A year later, he was deemed guilty and sentenced to 33 behind bars, with a minimum of nine years without parole.
Simpson served his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center near Lovelock, Nevada and was granted parole in July of 2017.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.