343. O.J. Simpson: American Hero and Villain
No name evokes more controversy in the United
than O.J. Simpson. He has been in the
spotlight for decades ever since he was a
football player at the University of Southern California,
premier academic university which is primarily known for
full, rich football tradition.
USC is one of
greatest places for future pro football players to
their start. Simpson knew this when he transferred
the school in the mid-1960s from San Francisco
College. At USC, Simpson found fame. His fortune
to come later. He helped the university reach
coveted Rose Bowl berth in 1968, following an
1967 season where he led the nation in
yards. His 64 yard run against arch-rival UCLA,
what many people say was the greatest game
college football history, is what legends are made
. Simpson later played in the National Football League,
he gained more fame and fortune. Upon retirement,
turned to an acting career where he starred
many commercials, and eventually movies.
Unfortunately, Simpson's life
a tragic turn years later. He was accused
murdering his wife, and her friend in the
90s. His trial was one of the most
events in the history of television. Simpson was
of the murder, due largely to his "Dream
" of the high-priced attorneys. Many people believed that
committed the murder and got away with it.
was later convicted in a Nevada court for
offenses, and is currently serving time in prison.
believe this conviction was retribution for his earlier