Before trial, Simpson charmed America
"Nobody will ever think of him as a football player again. Clearly what has taken place since 1994 will forever be O.J. Simpson's legacy and whatever he did in a sporting sense becomes totally secondary," says broadcaster Al Michaels on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.
O.J. Simpson will be forever remembered for being accused of murdering his former wife and her friend. But long before Simpson was the defendant in the Trial of the Nineties, he was the outstanding running back of the late sixties and seventies. Long before Simpson was inmate No. 4013970, he wore uniform No. 32.At 6-foot-1 and 212 pounds, Simpson was a record-setting back