OJ Simpson has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to reports.
Simpson, 76, has reportedly been undergoing chemotherapy in Las Vegas but downplayed the rumors that he’s in hospice care.
The once-prominent NFL star has been speaking with family and friends about reports that he’s in hospice care, according to ABC affiliate WPLG.
The notorious ex-con uploaded a video on his X, formerly Twitter, profile addressing the hospice rumors.
“Hospice?! Hospice?! You talking about Hospice?” Simpson said, imitating NBA legend Allen Iverson’s iconic practice rant.
“No, I’m not in any hospice. I don’t know who put that out there, but whoever put that out there, I guess, it’s like the Donald said, ‘You can’t trust the media.'”
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“All is well,” Simpson said as he shared his Super Bowl plans.
The reports of Simpson’s health come after the Daily Mail pictured the former NFL running back last November looking frail and limping.
Nicknamed The Juice on the gridiron, Simpson had a stellar 11-year career in the NFL, primarily with the Buffalo Bills.
However, Simpson’s success on the football field was marred after he was indicted and controversially acquitted for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in 1994.
On June 13, 1994, Brown and Goldman were found dead outside her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Brown was found with multiple stab wounds to the head and neck and showed defensive wounds on her hands.
Investigators said the carotid artery in her neck had been severed.
Meanwhile, Goldman was also found with wounds to his neck and body but had fewer defensive wounds, which detectives said suggested there was a shorter struggle between him and the killer.
Among the evidence police found at the scene was a single bloodied black glove.
Detectives went to Simpson’s home to tell him of his ex-wife’s murder and found a white Ford Bronco splattered with blood.
A second glove was then found on the athlete’s property, which was later linked to the one found at the crime scene.
After uncovering the jarring evidence, police ordered Simpson to surrender.
BRONCO CHASE THROUGH LOS ANGELES
But, instead of turning himself over, Simpson fled in another Bronco, driven by his friend, Al Cowlings.
The move sparked one of the most iconic television broadcasts in American history, as police chased Simpson through the streets and highways of Los Angeles.
The moment was watched by nearly 95 million Americans, making it the highest-rated basic cable event of the year.
Following the chase, Simpson had a brief stand-off with police in which he held a gun to his head before giving himself up.
Along with the firearm, the former NFL running back also had his passport, $9,000 in cash, a fake goatee, and a mustache in his possession.
‘TRIAL OF THE CENTURY’
Dubbed the “Trial of the Century” by the media, Simpson’s murder trial began on January 24, 1995, and dominated the American news agenda until the verdict in October of that year.
Brown alleged to friends and in her journal that Simpson physically abused her, claiming that the ex-football star denied at the time.
She claimed the first time Simpson battered her was in 1978 and that he physically beat her over a period of 16 years, the Daily Mail reported at the time, citing copies of the journal entries.
Brown also alleged that Simpson once smashed up her car with a baseball bat.
The murder victim also wrote in her journal how Simpson once beat her up at a friend’s anniversary party.
‘GLOVE DOES NOT FIT’
The trial’s most famous moment came when Simpson attempted to try on the gloves, which were found by police and were matched to his DNA.
However, Simpson’s hands appeared to be too big for the gloves.
During his closing arguments, charismatic defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran dismissed the gloves as evidence, saying, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” during his closing arguments.
Simpson was eventually acquitted of the murders by a 12-person jury on October 3, 1995.
News of his acquittal dominated the worldwide news agenda and divided America.
Simpson was later found guilty in a civil case and ordered to pay the victims’ families $33 million for wrongful death.
He was jailed in 2008 for armed robbery before being released in 2017.
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