- Simpson appeared frail as he carried some groceries across a parking lot
- The NFL icon and ex-convict wore a Southern California University jersey
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A little more than 28 years after his acquittal in the trial of the century, OJ Simpson looked almost unrecognizable while out and about in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Simpson, 76, appeared frail as he carried some groceries and a laptop through a parking lot while wearing a Southern California University polo shirt.
The NFL legend and ex-con also wore dark beige pants and a pair of tan loafers when she was spotted in Las Vegas this week.
This month marked the 28th anniversary of Simpson’s victory in the trial of the century, when he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.
His acquittal came nine months after the high-profile trial began in 1995 and around 16 months after Simpson and Goldman were found brutally murdered outside his Los Angeles home.
OJ Simpson looked almost unrecognizable while out and about in Las Vegas on Thursday
The NFL legend and ex-convict wore a Southern California University polo shirt
Simpson appeared frail as he carried some groceries and a laptop across a parking lot
This month marked the 28th anniversary of Simpson’s victory in the trial of the century
Simpson’s trial and eventual acquittal of the murders were televised for the world to see. Although he walked away a free man in 1995, he was later forced to pay $33.5 million in damages to the Brown and Goldman families after he was found responsible in civil court for the deaths.
The former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers running back also ran into major legal trouble when he was sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison for armed robbery in 2008.
After serving nine years in office, he was released on parole in 2017.
Back in August, Simpson made headlines when he banged the Verdict against former NFL player Henry Ruggs compared to his own prison sentence for armed robbery.
He said he was confused when Ruggs, 24, was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison despite causing the death of a 23-year-old woman after driving drunk at over 155 mph in Las Vegas in November 2021 had driven along the strip.
“The math just doesn’t add up,” said Simpson, who served nine years behind bars after trying to steal sports memorabilia with a gun from a Las Vegas hotel room in September 2007.
“I know I went to college on a football scholarship, but somehow that math doesn’t work for me,” he added.
Simpson wasn’t the only one who believed Ruggs may have gotten off lightly for his role in the November 2021 accident that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog.
In a famous trial televised around the world, he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman
Simpson made headlines back in August when he compared the sentence handed down to former NFL player Henry Ruggs to his own prison sentence for armed robbery
The former Las Vegas Raiders star once could have faced 50 years in prison, but in May he agreed to a plea deal and pleaded guilty to a felony charge of driving under the influence.
Hours after the verdict was read at the same courthouse where he was convicted 14 years ago, Simpson shared his thoughts on the trial with his 900,000 followers on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“You drive a car at about 160 miles per hour on a public road and end up killing a girl and her dog and get three to 10 years for it?” Simpson said, noting Ruggs’ crimes.
Comparing his own arrest, he said, “You go to a hotel room where you are invited to retrieve your personal stolen property – property that I now own because it has been deemed my property by the State of California -” and you get nine to 33 years?’
“Same courthouse, same city, same state.” I don’t know. “Somehow it just doesn’t add up for me… I’m just saying,” he finished.