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After retiring from professional football in 1979, O. Simpson moved on to a profitable career as a sportscaster and an actor.
Shortly after being granted parole, he was released from prison on October 1, 2017. “We get flooded with calls [with people saying] ‘We’ve got a million deal for Simpson.’ Or ‘We’re an agency and we’ve got a business proposal for Simpson.’ ... He’s a senior citizen, he is enjoying his life, and he’s just breathing, learning to exhale after being in jail for a decade.”However, Simpson was back in the news for bad behavior not long after his release from prison. The police pursued, leading to a nationally televised slow-speed chase of a white Ford Bronco belonging to ex-NFL player Al "A.
In November 2017, he was kicked out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas after reportedly getting drunk and breaking glasses at the hotel bar. Simpson’s criminal trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, dubbed the "Trial of the Century," commenced with opening statements on January 24, 1995 and lasted until Simpson’s acquittal on October 3, 1995. C." Cowlings, who was at the wheel while Simpson was in the backseat. They had three children together, Arnelle, Jason and Aaren. His aunt gave him the name Orenthal—supposedly the name of a French actor she liked.
He later enjoyed a record-setting career in the NFL and tremendous popularity among his fans.
Amid a moderately successful post-playing career as an actor and broadcaster, Simpson was charged with murder of his former wife and Goldman in 1994.