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Former NFL star and ex-convict O.J. Simpson makes Twitter debut, talks about getting even

Posted at 10:21 AM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 08:59:05-04

Former NFL great O.J. Simpson has a Twitter account and he may be using it to get even with a few people.

The account appears to have been created Friday and it only has one tweet so far — a video greeting from Simpson.

"Hey Twitter world this is yours truly,” Simpson declares in a video posted at his new account. “Now coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. Now there’s a lot of fake O.J. accounts out there so this one — @TheRealOJ32 — is the only official one. So, it should be a lot of fun. I got some gettin’ even to do. So God bless. Take care.”

As of Saturday morning, the video has been played 2.19 million times and @TheRealOJ32 account has 102K followers. The reaction on Twitter has been mixed. Some people seemed outraged, calling him a murderer, while others seem simply amused.

Despite the thousands of followers, Simpson is only following 4 accounts as of this writing — @USC_FB, @HeismanTrophy, @JSimpsonSells (possibly his son) and @SinCityAttorney, the account belonging to his Las Vegas lawyer Malcolm LaVergne.

Simpson, who was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman 25 years ago, moved to Las Vegas after he was released from prison for committing armed robbery at Palace Station hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

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In a recent interview with the Associated Press , 71-year-old Simpson said “life is fine” and he plays golf almost daily. Simpson is a common sight around Las Vegas and often poses for selfies with fans and others.


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