- A two-time All American halfback for the USC Trojans, settting NCAA records and winning the Heisman Trophy
- Topped 1,000 yards rushing over five consecutive years (1972-1976)
- Led the National Football League four times
- First NFL player to rush 2,000 yards in a single season
- His daughter, Aaren Lashone Simpson drowned in the family pool a month before her second birthday
- Nicole Brown Simpson claimed he was abusive and would frequently beat her
- In 1997 Simpson was found liable for the wrongful death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and ordered her to pay $33 million in damage
- In October 2008 convicted 12 counts of armed robbery and kidnapping, along with Clarence Stewart, robbing two sports memorabilia. They held the dealer at gunpoint in a Las Vegas Hotel room in 2007. They were sentenced to 33 years in prison, and 9 years on parole.
"absolutely, positively, 100 percent not guilty"