Oj Simpson Essay

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Outline Thesis: The murder trial of ex-football player O. J. Simpson is one of the most infamous and entertaining court cases of American history. I. Introduction II. O. J. Simpson Background A. Football career B. Marriage and marriage problems III. Death of Wife A. Murder charge B. Famous chase IV. Murder Trial A. Evidence presented B. Verdict C. Civil trial V. Conclusion VI. Works Cited O. J. Simpson Trial: America’s Favorite Court Case O. J., born Orenthal James Simpson on July 9, 1947, was an American college and professional football player. He also worked as a sports commentator, actor, and owned profitable food franchises. He lived a successful life and “was a perfect example of the "rags to riches" fairy tale” (U*X*L Biographies). But, after June 12, 1994, the day of his wife’s and her friend’s murders, his life would never be the same. O. J. loved the game of football since he was a young child. At the age of 9, he played in his first little league game in his hometown of San Francisco. He continued his football career in high school. Simpson was a standout and in his senior year, he led the city in scoring. Although, to his dismay, despite his power establishing play on the field, his grades weren’t up to par enough to receive college scholarships. So, still with his love for the game, he played his first two years of college football at City College along with his childhood friend Al “A. C.” Cowlings. He played as a star. So much so, that “by the end of his sophomore year, he had garnered so much recognition that he received offers from fifty colleges (U*X*L Biographies). He, beginning in his junior year, began to play for the University of Southern California. From there, in 1969, Simpson joined the NFL to the team of the Buffalo Bills. There, he became known as the “Juice.” During his tenure

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