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Name: Orenthal James Simpson                                                       
Born: July 9, 1947 San Francisco, California                                       
Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson (born July 9, 1947), also known by his nickname,     
The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved infamy for having     
been tried for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend       
Ronald Goldman in 1994. He originally attained stardom as a running back at the     
collegiate and professional levels, and was the first NFL player to rush for       
more than 2,000 yards in a season. He later worked as an actor, spokesman and       
Simpson was acquitted of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend         
Ronald Goldman in 1995 after a lengthy, highly publicized trial (see O. J.         
Simpson murder case). In 1997, Simpson was found liable for their deaths in         
civil court, but to date has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment. He         
gained further notoriety in late 2006 when he wrote a book titled If I Did It.     
The book, which purports to be a first-person fictional account of the murder       
had he actually committed it, was withdrawn by the publisher just before its       
release. The book was later released by the Goldman family and the title of the     
book was expanded to If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer.                       
In September 2007, Simpson faced more legal troubles, as he was arrested and       
subsequently charged with numerous felonies including but not limited to robbery   
with a deadly weapon, burglary with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon,       
first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon (which carries possible life   
sentence), coercion with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery,     
conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit a crime.