Orenthal James Simpson Research Paper

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Orenthal James Simpson, known as “O.J.,” was reared in a San Francisco ghetto area. However, he became an outstanding athlete and actor. O.J. Simpson was an American icon who shocked his fans when he was arrested for brutal murder charges. Orenthal James Simpson was reared in a normal San Francisco environment. Simpson was born at the Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California (Libby, 1973, p. 167), on July 9,1947. His name, “Orenthal,” was suggested by his aunt (Great Athletes, 2001). He was the second of four siblings (Libby, 1973, p. 167). At age two Orenthal Simpson was diagnosed with contracted rickets that left him pigeon-toed and bow-legged. Therefore, he had to wear a pair of shoes connected by an iron bar for a few hours every day until he was five (bio.com, n.d.) , so many children picked on him and nicknamed him “ pencil-pins” . Orenthal’s father was a custodian for a bank and his mother was an orderly in a hospital (Libby, 1973). Orenthal’s …show more content…
J. Simpson was an outstanding running back for the USC Trojans. Entering his first season at USC, Simpson had just gotten married. He had been dating Marguerite L. Whitley, and they decided to get married in 1967. Simpson and Whitley were wedded June 14, 1967. They would eventually have three children together (bio.com, n.d.). Despite just marrying his wife, Simpson was outstanding his 1967-1968 season. Not only did he lead the nation in rushing yards, he also led his Trojans to a fourteen to three Rose Bowl National Championship win over Indiana. He received the Walter Camp Award, the Maxwell Award, The Sporting News college player of the year Award (Great Athletes, 2001), and won The Heisman Trophy in his first season with USC (O(renthal) J(ames) Simpson, 2011). He continued his career as a senior with twenty- two touchdowns and 1,709 yards which concluded his career at USC with an outstanding 3,295 yards and thirty- four touchdowns (Libby, 1973, p. 162). Simpson’s college career was one gigantic

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