One of the most eye-catching cases in American History was OJ Simpson stabbing his ex-wife, which he married after Marguerite Whitley. Mr. Simpson was a famous personality at the time. Thus, the case got a huge hype from the fans.
This was an interesting as well as shocking mystery for the American Jury. And the first name of the suspect that came to everyone’s mind was OJ Simpson. But why would someone kill his wife so brutally? And was OJ really the culprit behind this? Let’s check out the answers to these questions in the following paragraphs.
Who was OJ Simpson? The Early life
OJ Simpson was born in Potrero Hill, California, on July 9, 1947. His father, Jimmy Lee Simpson, was a chef and bank custodian. At the same time, his mother was a Hospital Administrator, named Eunice.
Unfortunately, in 1952, his father left her mother and the whole family. As a result, his mother was responsible for bringing up her four children. To make the condition worse, Simpson developed rickets. As a result, he used to wear braces on his legs until he turned five.
He also got into various street gangs. One such group was Persian Warriors. It was an underground street gang. He gets involved in such groups many often. He also spent some time in ‘San Francisco Youth Guidance Centre
Apart from these habits, he was a hardworking and skilled football player. He also represented his football team, Galileo Lions. He used to study at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, also known as Galileo High School. The school was in Sans Francisco.
The passion and love for football kept growing under the young boy. As a result, he also decided to continue his football career at his College. OJ decided to pursue his further studies at “City College of San Francisco” He was a part of the college football team from 1965 to 1966 and played in both offence and defense. Moreover, the player also aced his position as running back at ‘The junior college All-American Team’.
OJ’s professional career
The first-ever break he got in his professional career was joining “Buffalo Bills”. Later, he was also featured in a sports Magazine that awarded the title of “Man of the Year” to Simpson. The performance of the player is peaking in the coming five years. He topped leading the 1000 years rushing list while topping the NFL titles four times.
He also broke and created many new records. One such records include the legendary performance of Jim Brown in 1863. Yet, OJ broke this record and became the first player to cover 2000+ yards in a single season. This was a great achievement for him as well as in football history. The record got broken in the NFL, which was fourteen games seasons. But later, the season turned into a sixteen-game season.
Hard-core fans of OJ would know that he was also an actor. Some of his best films include The towering Inferno in 1974, The Klansman in 1974, and Capricon One in 1978. The introduction of films to his life did not affect his football career.
As he progress, the net worth of the player touches the sky. Finally, Buffalo Bills traded the player for a salary of $806,688 to ‘The San Francisco 49ers’. The player served the teal from 1978 to 1979. Unorfutnatly, he got a knee injury and had to retire in the year 1979.
Simpson had already decided on his retirement and started his one production house. The name of the company was Orenthal Production, which used to produce and create television-based shows and projects. Later, he launched his other films like Back to the Beach, the trilogy of The Naked Gun, and other films as well.
OJ Simpson Personal life
On June 24, 1967, Simpson married Marguerite L. Whitely. They also had three children. Those were Arnelle L. Simpson, Jason L. Simpson, and Aaren Lashone Simpson. Their marriage seems to work well till 1977. In 1977, the football player met Nicole Brown. She was working as a waitress in the nightclub. And that was the club where both of them met each other. Soon they started dating each other and were now in love.
Simpson decided to marry the waitress who also led to the divorce from Marguerite Whitley in March 1979. Finally, Simpson and brown got married to each other on February 2, 1985. They had two children together, which were Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson. They also had a happy married life so far, but destiny’s plan was different.
On February 25, 1992, OJ got divorced from Nicole Brown due to some differences in their beliefs and ideas. According to them, due to the same reason, it was quite difficult for them to take this relationship any further.
The Murders: Real controversy
The death of Brown and a waiter, Ron Goldman, initiated the whole case. According to the staff of the restaurant, Goldman went to return Brown’s sunglasses which she left at the restaurant. But when he came after even an hour, the staff doubted and investigated at the same time. And finally found both the dead bodies.
Now, OJ was an obvious suspect here. When the police and other officials order Simpson to surrender on June 17, 1994, in contrast, he tried to fly away. The guy was in while Ford Bronco with his friend Al Cowlings. Both the men were being chased by the police. At the same time, the whole scene was getting broadcast live on television.
The court prosecuted the case. But shockingly, the result was in favour of Simpson. He got freed without any allegations. But later due to some other crime, like stealing Sports Memorabilia at gunpoint. He was also charged for this case but this time the court declared the result against him. The court ordered to imprison of the famous personality for up to 33 years.
So, these were some of the information that you should know about Simpson’s controversy. Although, the murder cases were a complete mystery and no proven culprit has come forward. This could be a result of a bad relationship with both his wife, Mauegrite Whitley and Brown Simpson.