O.J. Simpson wants to discuss football, but that other thing keeps coming up
O.J. Simpson wants to talk about fantasy football, but the Twitter universe thinks he’s living in a fantasy world.
The former Heisman trophy winning quarterback, who beat the rap on a double-murder charge involving his ex-wife in 1994, posted video on his new Twitter account Monday night where he shared his predictions for the 2019 NFL season, which begins next week.
Unfortunately for The Juice, who was found responsible for the deaths of Nicole Brown (formerly Simpson), and her friend Ron Goldman in a civil court, Twitter commenters met his sports talk with thinly veiled references to those grizzly deaths and his controversial criminal acquittal.
“Did you have to cut anybody this week?” a user who goes by Large Barstool asked Simpson.
Brown and Goldman were bludgeoned with a kitchen knife outside the Brentwood, Calif., home of Simpson’s ex-wife, whom he’d previously been accused of abusing.
“Killer choices,” added someone under the Twitter handle Fun Guy Kyle.
Tweeters with some football knowledge played word games with team names.
“What’s your team name? The Nicole Brown?" asked Twitter user 20154 Ryan.
“Please tell me your team name is the White Broncos,” wrote Fred Avenues, referencing the vehicle an armed Simpson used to lead police on a low-speed pursuit after the murders, which he said he did not commit.
A user named Dennis Padua took a shot at Simpson’s “Dream Team” of lawyers, including Robert Kardashian and Johnnie Cochran, whose defense strategy caused jurors to ignore a mountain of evidence pointing to Simpson’s involvement in the murders.
“I am smiling like the cat that stabbed 2 canaries and got away with it,” mocked Tom Daily.
Simpson then confessed he “was a little pissed off” when Luck, 29, announced his retirement an hour after Simpson selected him. Several users suggest Luck should hire a security team while one Twitter user suggested, “Andrew Luck retiring killed your Fantasy chances this year. Kind of like someone killed Nicole and Ron back in the ’90s.”
Though police are no longer investigating the double-murder, Simpson maintain his innocence.
A Twitter user named “Joe” joked that he thinks it’s great the 72-year-old former football player, who served time in prison for armed robbery years after being found not guilty of murder, is going on with is life.
“I love that OJ is getting with the times and taking a stab at something new like fantasy football,” that user joked.