The NFL star, O.J. Simpson, has always been in the news- for the good and the bad reasons! From making it to the hall of Fame to a much appreciated acting career, to being the lead suspect in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman- the man has always got attention. The investigation of the murder case threw light on some crazy facts about O.J, and here are 7 of the craziest, wackiest facts you need to know:
- He owes $33.5 Million to the Goldmans
After O.J was found to be innocent, the Goldman family dragged him to the civil court. The Goldman family claims that O.J has never paid anything for the judgment and that is a whooping amount of $33.5 Million.
- He stole his own memorabilia and went to prison for it!
Now as crazy as that sounds, it’s true! O.J. was found guilty of stealing his own sports memorabilia from collector Bruce Fromong at gun point! He was found guilty of 12 charges including robbery and kidnapping.
- He is the coach and umpire to the prison sports team
Well, a man has got to do what he does best, no matter where! He coached and umpired the prison sports team.
- The Verdict created TV History
Based on a research and survey by Neilsen, a TV research company, and Sony Electronics shows that the verdict was one of the most impactful TV moments as per viewers. It was number three on the list after the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina events.
- Domino’s Owes it to OJ!
It is believed that the infamous ‘car chase’ between the white Ford Bronco and the police led to 95 million viewers. Luckily for Dominos the same viewers were there for commercials which included one for them. The ad placement was the force behind record sales for Dominos!
- The Bronco is now a Party car!
You may call it a ‘getaway’ car but it has become extremely famous and has made it’s way to exhibitions and also rented out by party goers!
- OJ keeps Nicole Close!
According to ‘sources’ O.J. still keeps a picture of Nicole on his cellphone. Now. That’s sweet, isn’t it?
There are so many rumors, facts, speculations, debates and more about OJ but these 7 had us gripped! The man has truly become famous for numerous reasons.
*Feature photo credit: Sarah Sphar