O. J. Simpson 1978 Modesto, Ca.

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October 24, 1978--OJ Simpson--Sportsmen of Stanislaus invited OJ Simpson, Cleveland  Elam, Cedrick Hardman and Jimmy Webb of the San Francisco 49ers to Outstanding Athlete Awards banquet. Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson was born July 9, 1947, nicknamed The Juice, is a former American football running back, broadcaster, actor, and convicted armed robber and kidnapper.<br />
Simpson attended the University of Southern California where he played college football for the USC Trojans and won the Heisman Trophy in 1968. He played professionally in the National Football League as a running back for 11 seasons, with the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1977 and with the San Francisco 49ers from 1978 to 1979. In 1973, he became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season.<br />
Simpson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.  After retiring from football, he began new careers in acting and football broadcasting.  In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman after a lengthy and internationally publicized trial. The families of the victims filed a civil suit against him, and in 1997 a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against Simpson for the victims' wrongful deaths.  In 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with felonies including armed robbery and kidnapping.  In 2008, he was convicted and sentenced to 33 years imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole.  He is serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada.<br />
 Photo by Al Golub/Golub Photography
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