O.J. Simpson Biography

Updated On Jul 22, 2019 Published On Feb 19, 2017
Facts of O.J. Simpson
Date of Birth: 1947
Birth Nation: United States
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O.J. Simpson, former American football star, was born in the year of 1947 in the USA as Orenthal James Simpson. He is a former broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon. At current, he is in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping.

Growing up in San Franciso, California, Simpson attended the University of Southern Californa and was more into sports since his early childhood days. This American guy is the son of Jimmy Lee Simpson and Eunice and belongs to black ethnicity.

He got married to Marguerite L.Whitely for the first time and welcome two children with her. After ending  12 years of a married relationship with her, he later got married to Nicole Brown. His married life couldn't bloom with her as well for a long time. Brown complained about his physical abuse and filed for divorce.

He has the net worth of $ 250 thousand  US dollar which he mainly collected from the Sports, business and endorsement deals. His amiable personality and natural charisma landed him numerous endorsements deals from where he is well paid.

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Born on 1947

July 7 , 1947

O.J. Simpson, former American football star, was born in the year of  1947, on July 7, in the USA  as Orenthal James Simpson. He is a former American football star, broadcaster, actor and also a convicted felon.

Studied at City College from 1965 to 1966

1965

He was a student at City College of San Franciso, a member of the California Community College system from the year of  1965 to 1966. During his study period, he played from the Junior College All-American team.

Awarded with scholarship in 1967

1967

 He was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Southern California in Los Angles, where he played running back for head coach John McKay. It was the year of 1967 when he was awarded the scholarship.

Named as NFL Player in 1973

1973

He was named as NFL Player of the year in 1973. He gained 11,236 rushing yards, placing him 2nd on the NFL’Ss all-time rushing list. He was the only player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a 14 game season.

First marriage on 1967

1967

He married Marguerite L.Whitley in the year of 1967, on June 24. He was at the age of 19 when he was married for the first time. He got separated with her in March 1979 after 22 years of their marriage. 

Second marriage in 1985

1985

He got married to Nicole Brown on February 2, 1985, five years after his retirement from his professional football. His married life couldnot  bloomed with her as well for a long time. Brown complained about his physical abuse and filed for divorce.

Searched by FBI on 2001

2001

The FBI searched his Miami house suspecting possession of drugs and money laundering on December 4, 2001. Though no illegal drugs were found, he was sued in Federal court for the equipment he had which is used to steal satellite television program.

Arrested in 2007

2007

In September 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas on several charges including kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, assault and armed robbery. He was sentenced to 33 years of imprisonment after trail on December 2008.He is still  in  prison for the same case.