OJ Simpson was spotted out and about in Las Vegas meeting with fans but didn’t seem to be in the best of shape.
The 76-year-old, who had appeared weak and frail in recent sightings, was in relatively similar shape over the weekend.
Simpson – wearing a white Buffalo Bills hat and a white polo shirt under a blue jacket – shook hands with a fan of his.
But as he walked to his car, he saw the Hall-of-Fame running back, hunched over and struggling as he moved.
This follows a pattern in recent weeks of Simpson looking weak in his public life.
OJ Simpson looked frail this weekend while out and about in Las Vegas
Simpson greeted fans of his as he sat in his car in Sin City, but looked frail
Simpson reportedly used a baton while serving a prison sentence for stealing sports memorabilia.
His knee injuries are the result of his 11-year career as a running back in the NFL, and although he had two surgeries on his left knee in the late 1970s, he still appears to be in some pain.
These injuries had such an impact on his health. Simpson’s attorney, Johnnie Cochran, Jr., used his disability in his 1994 murder trial to convince the jury that his knee was so weak that he was physically unable to kill his ex-wife, Nicole Brown. Simpson and her boyfriend Ron Goldman.
At one point, Cochran instructed Simpson to stand up and raise the pant leg of his suit to show the jury his multiple scars on his left knee to prove he was severely disabled.
Prosecutors in the trial also didn’t know he had been taking arthritis medication before they asked him to try on the famously ill-fitting gloves, former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti alleged in 2016.
Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Brown and Goldman 28 years ago in the ‘Trial of the Century’.
His acquittal came nine months after the highly publicized trial began in 1995, and about 16 months after Simpson and Goldman were found brutally murdered outside the former’s Los Angeles home.
Simpson’s trial and eventual acquittal of the murders were televised for the world to see, although despite walking away a free man in 1995, he was later forced to pay out $33.5 million in damages to the Brown and Goldman after he was found. responsible for the deaths in the civil court.
Simpson looked visibly exhausted and leaned on his car as he drove
He hasn’t looked his best in recent days, as other photos showed
The former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers running back also faced more legal trouble when he was sentenced to nine to 33 years behind bars in 2008 for an armed robbery in Nevada.
After serving nine of those years, he was released on parole in 2017.
In August, Simpson made headlines when he hit the sentence handed down against former NFL player Henry Ruggs compared to his own prison for armed robbery.
He said he was surprised when Ruggs, 24, was given a three- to 10-year prison sentence despite causing the death of a 23-year-old woman after driving down a strip at more than 155 mph in November 2021 drove in Las Vegas.
“The calculations just don’t add up,” said Simpson, who spent nine years behind bars after trying to steal sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room with a gun in September 2007.
“I know I went to college on a football scholarship, but somehow this math doesn’t add up,” he added.
Simpson wasn’t the only one who believed Ruggs may have gotten off lightly for his role in the November 2021 crash that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog.
At one time, the former Las Vegas Raiders star could have spent 50 years behind bars, but in May he reached a plea deal to plead guilty to one felony count of driving under the influence.
Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in a famous trial that played out on television around the world
Simpson made headlines in August when he compared the sentence imposed on former NFL player Henry Ruggs to his own prison sentence for armed robbery
Hours after the verdict was read in the same courthouse where he was convicted fourteen years ago, Simpson shared his thoughts on the legal proceedings with his 900,000 followers on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“You drive a car at like 160 miles per hour on a public road and end up killing a girl and her dog and you get three to 10 years?” Simpson said, pointing out Ruggs’ crime.
Comparing it to his own arrest, he said, “You go to a hotel room, which you were invited to, to retrieve your own personal stolen property – property that I now have because the state of California ruled it was mine – and you gets nine to 33 years?’
“Same courthouse, same city, same state. Don’t know. Somehow it just doesn’t make sense to me…I’m just saying,” he finished.