O.J. Simpson says 'life is fine' 25 years after notorious homicides

O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock Nev

Enlarge Image O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock Nev. Getty Images

His time in the city hasn't been without controversy, however.

The NFL legend has had only one incident in Vegas since his 2017 release, and it just so happened to take place at the Cosmopolitan resort.

Simpson, right, and defence attorney Robert Shapiro sit in a Los Angeles courtroom in 1994.

Mostly, Simpson spends time with his family. He is popular among selfie-seeking tourists and plays golf nearly every day with a club of other "retired guys".

Healthwise, Simpson said his knees have been replaced, and he recently had Lasik surgery on his eyes. But nearing his 72nd birthday, he is otherwise healthy.

Ron Goldman, then 25, turned into as soon as returning a pair of shades that Nicole Brown Simpson's mother had left at a restaurant where he labored when he and Simpson's ex-partner acquire been stabbed and slashed dozens of instances.

"I've been to Florida two or three times to see the kids and my old buddies in Miami", he said. "I even managed to play a game of golf with them", he said. But I live in a town I've learned to love. To this day, Simpson insists he is innocent.

Such extensive family time has also reportedly included a wedding which brought his brother, sister, nieces and nephews to Vegas - as well as his first wife, Marguerite.

Simpson stated the glamor of his early lifestyles is correct a memory. Simpson is better known for his infamous murder trial in 1994 rather than his illustrious football and acting careers. The country was riveted by his televised "Trial of the Century", as well as his subsequent acquittal.

Represented by a correct "Dream Group" that incorporated Johnnie Cochran Jr. and F. Lee Bailey, he turned into as soon as acquitted by a jury in 1995 in a verdict that spoil up the nation along racial traces, with many white Individuals believing he acquired away with execute and a lot of sad folks alive to on him harmless. The murder case is officially listed as unsolved. However, in a lawsuit, Simpson, who has continued to maintain his innocence, was ordered to pay $33.5 million, much of which remains unpaid, for the wrongful deaths of his ex-wife and Goldman, who was killed as he returned glasses to Brown Simpson's house. Some of his property was seized and auctioned, but most of the judgment has not been paid. Life, he says, "is fine".

Linda Deutsch is a retired special correspondent for The Associated Press.

She can continue to discover the case that Simpson turned into as soon as guilty.

Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Centre in 2017.

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