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LAS VEGAS, NV.– O.J. Simpson is dead at the age of 76. His family made the announcement he passed away after a battle with cancer.

Simpson was first known for his for his 10-year career in the NFL, where he played for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco Giants. However, he made his name with the Bills after being selected with the first pick in the 1969 AFL–NFL Common Draft.

His eclectic play earned him the nickname Juice, which helped catapult his star power as he became a media darling with numerous sponsorships, commercials, and even acting roles.

However, the tide turned in June of 1994 when he was arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman. It led to the infamous police chase that followed his white Ford Bronco down a freeway.

He’d later be acquitted thanks to the defense team’s lead attorney thanks to Johnnie Cochran’s convincing effort that the glove found at the scene didn’t fit– but was later found liable.

In 2008 he was found guilty on robbery and kidnapping charges and sentenced to 33 years in prison, but was released on parole in 2017.

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