Monday, May 18, 2009
Lets face it. In order to be a community you need all different types. OJ is definitely one that evokes controversy, but still had quite the impressive record up until 1994. While that record maybe tarnished with bad decisions, it is still important that we are honest and straightforward in who is part of the community.
Orenthal James (OJ) Simpson
Considered one of the greatest running backs in American football history, OJ in the early 1990s became a household name-a name that sparked conversations across the United States on race, wealth, and fame.
Born near San Francisco in the Stanford University Hospital on July 9, 1947, he was the son of Jimmie and Eunice Durden Simpson. Simpson's father, a well-known San Francisco drag queen, died of AIDS in 1986. In June of 1994, Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman were found brutally murdered, and Simpson was charged and later convicted in civil court of their murders.
Then when people didn't think it could get worse - in September 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas and charge with robbery, burglary, assault, kidnapping, coercion, conspracy (is there anything left in the law books?) A jury found Simpson guilty of all charges and he was sentenced to at least nine years in prison. He is currently serving his sentence at a prison in Lovelock, Nevada.