O.J. Simpson made his Twitter debut Friday evening, posting a 22-second video promising to share “all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything.”
The account, TheRealOJ32, is not verified by Twitter, but a source close to Simpson confirmed to City News Service it is genuine.
“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly,” Simpson said at the start of the video. “Now coming soon to Twitter you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. Now there’s a lot of fake O.J. accounts out there, so this one, @TheRealOJ32 is the only official one so it should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do, so God bless, take care.”
Simpson joined Twitter two days after the 25th anniversary of the slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ron Goldman. The Pro Football Hall of Fame member turned sportscaster and actor was acquitted in 1995 of fatally stabbing and slashing the pair but found civilly liable in 1996 for them in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Simpson has paid virtually none of the $33.5 million in civil damages assessed to him.
Simpson, now 71, is living in Las Vegas, where he served about nine years in prison for an armed robbery at the Palace Station hotel/casino, where sports memorabilia was taken from a hotel room at gunpoint. Simpson claimed the items had been stolen from him.
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