A Hall of Fame football player who likely will be best remembered for a slow-speed car chase and a murder trial has died.

O.J. Simpson was picked number one in the 1969 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. O.J. rushed for two-thousand-and-three yards in 1973, making him the first player to reach the two-thousand-yard mark and the only player to do so in a 14-game season. “The Juice” was also the first player to rush for at least 250 yards in a game and his 273 yards against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 is the sixth-highest total in NFL history.

Following his playing career, Simpson worked as a football announcer for ABC and NBC. He also appeared in a number of movies during and after his playing days. He appeared in “The Towering Inferno” and the epic TV miniseries “Roots,” as well as all three movies in the “Naked Gun” franchise.

In 1994, Simpson was arrested by Los Angeles Police following a nationally-televised slow-speed car chase, during which Simpson was reportedly in the back seat threatening to kill himself. Simpson was charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted in a high-profile trial that made celebrities out of his legal team and coined the catch-phrase “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” The family of Goldman was awarded more than 33-million-dollars in a civil suit against Simpson in 1997, but reportedly, only a small portion has been paid.

Orenthal James Simpson was born in 1947. He played college football at Southern Cal and won the Heisman Trophy in 1968.

Simpson’s family posted on social media that he died of cancer. O.J. Simpson was 76.

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