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RR Nev conviction for Cal Murders[edit]

Please add these known key facts - to the discussion: Many felt that OJ was RR/ed for the Nevada offenses due to lingering general concensus that he was guilty in the Cal Murders; however, no one could convict OJ of those murders if you only consider briefly, the clear fact that a cell phone was found alongside the Goldman boy which places another person at the scene of the murders; and realizing that, no one could any longer convict OJ, without that 3rd person being located, brought forward and cleared, as you cannot assume that the murderer was OJ and not that 3rd person, leaving a clear reasonable doubt and NO ONE able to convict OJ. Then, RR/ing OJ for the Nevada offenses in which his co-actors are given white wash, small sentences becomes more clearly a RR job for OJ with his being given 33 yr sentence. /s Cam OJ Heisman 69.121.221.97 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:27, 12 December 2010 (UTC).


Why not of the introduction sentence to say "and convicted felon"? In other weekee articles, like of Scooter Libby, it includes the word "convicted felon" as if to take a jab at the person. Liberal bias of weekeepedifiles? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.116.212.23 (talk) 23:15, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Edit request 10 January 2012[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} "I don't know how to edit such articles on Wikipedia, but I'd like to suggest that See Also or External Links consider this http:KGOV.com/Simpson of the widely reported protest and burning of O.J.'s memorabilia bought at auction in Hollywood and then burned on the steps of the L.A. courthouse. That link has links to People Magazine, BBC, AP, LA Times, LA's CBS 2, etc., all of which with a hundred other media outlets reported this event. Just an idea. Thanks.sug"

Edit request from 64.221.153.2, 19 November 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} "Dragnet 1967" in the Film section should be changed to "Dragnet 1969" It is Episode 3 of Season 3 in Dragnet: 1969 The episode is called "Community Relations"

64.221.153.2 (talk) 03:32, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Done See below. Qwyrxian (talk) 05:47, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 64.221.153.2, 19 November 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} "Dragnet 1967" in the Film section should be changed to "Dragnet 1969" It is Episode 3 of Season 3 in Dragnet: 1969 The episode is called "Community Relations"

64.221.153.2 (talk) 03:32, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Done Corrected, and I added a link to the specific subsection of the Dragnet article. Qwyrxian (talk) 05:47, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Cdcornish, 30 December 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} I would like to add a picture of OJ Simpson's first wife and family with his first wife. http://www.allstarpics.net/0021952/010110482/marguerite-l-whitley-pic.html

Thank you

Catherine D. Cornish 03:48, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Doing so would appear to be a copyright violation. --Nlu (talk) 04:29, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Econr6, 17 January 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please change

"In Florida, a person's residence cannot be seized to collect a debt under most circumstances. The Goldman family also tried to collect Simpson's NFL pension of $25,000 a month but failed to collect any money." to "In Florida, a person's residence cannot be seized to collect a debt under most circumstances. The Goldman family also tried to collect Simpson's NFL pension of $28,000 per year but failed to collect any money."

because sports illustrated corrected the error, but wikipedia hasn't. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/michael_mccann/09/18/hearings/ "Correction: O.J. Simpson's pension is $28,000 per year, not $25,000 per month as we previously reported. We regret the error."

Thanks in advance. Econr6 (talk) 03:03, 17 January 2011 (UTC)  Done

Edit request from Davidjeong95, 22 March 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} LET ME EDIT!

Davidjeong95 (talk) 04:24, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

In general it takes four days and 10 edits to the wiki to become auto-confirmed. — Bility (talk) 14:40, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

In Criminal History, it should include "While held in jail during his trial, O.J. Simpson made a full confession to a visitor that was overheard by a guard standing next to a door where the two were meeting. The prosecution tried to get the guard to testify in front of jury in his criminal trial, but Judge Ito did not allow the testimony. The argument by the defense was that the visitor that O.J. confessed to was a "spiritual advisor", and thus privileged, similar to confessing to a priest or a rabbi. This was confirmed by one of O.J. Simpson's Dream Team attorneys, Barry Schneck, to a classroom full of law students where he teaches at Santa Clara Law School, Santa Clara, California."

Please indicate an other source(such as here : O.J.Simpson#Legal history#Alleged confession ), not only the mention of this Santa Clara seminar. Otherwise, it can not be included here.--Pierre et Condat (talk) 07:13, 28 October 2011 (UTC)


prison not jail[edit]

Jail refers to county jail. So the graphic that says "up to 33 years in jail" is incorrect. He is in PRISON. It's annoying how people seem to think it's the same thing. I guess they think apartments and mansions are the same thing.

Someone please fix it. It's not letting me. Grim Littlez (talk) 03:24, 28 May 2011 (UTC)


Nevermind. I am now able to fix it and have. Grim Littlez (talk) 03:34, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

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Ironside[edit]

The link to his first series Ironside leads to a disambiguation, it should be: 'Ironside (TV series). Hijisk (talk) 20:29, 11 July 2011 (UTC)  Done

"Proffessional Career"[edit]

The "Proffessional Career" section title is misspelled. Can someone please change it to "Professional Career"? Budrow21 (talk) 21:20, 8 September 2011 (UTC)  Done

Opinion: lead[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Personal opinion: I don't think listing "convicted felon" in the opening sentence as though it was his job is particularly professional. For example, the opening sentence in the Charlie Sheen article doesn't end with "and a drug addict who was fired from a popular sitcom". It is more appropriate to add another sentence in the first paragraph that addresses the crimes.

I agree, so I've removed it. Please feel free to propose specific wording for a new sentence. (For future reference, don't use "Tld|" when applying the "edit semi-protected" template; it causes the template to be linked instead of included.) Powers T 14:02, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
Your personal opinions notwithstanding, that is not how Wikipedia works. Firstly, it is different from Charlie Sheen because O.J. Simpson is currently in prison. He is a convicted felon; that trumps Sheen being an addict. There is plenty of precedent for this. See: Aaron Hernandez, Eric Naposki, Michael Milken, and Bernard Madoff. KamelTebaast 04:02, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Section on OJ Simpsons' time in San Francisco is factually wrong[edit]

The page claims that OJ Simpson was traded to the 49ers for a second round pick, when in fact the 49ers traded a first-round pick which was the first overall pick for OJ Simpson. The line also seems to have subversive bias. It says that Simpson played two "unremarkable" seasons in San Francisco.67.169.25.132 (talk) 19:12, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

The Pro Football Hall of Fame says Simpson was traded from the Buffalo Bills to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for 2nd round draft pick in 1978 (DE Scott Hutchinson), 3rd round draft pick in 1978 (WR Danny Fulton), 1st round draft pick in 1979 (LB Tom Cousineau), 4th round draft pick in 1979 (DE Ken Johnson), and 2nd round draft pick in 1980 (RB Joe Cribbs). You're spot on on that "unremarkable" is a tad POV. I've made an edit, accordingly. TJRC (talk) 20:56, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. The Niners traded 5 picks, one of which was the first overall pick; yet the article states that the Niners traded only one 2nd round pick (note: that has been updated). Even though I mentioned only one pick, the article should be updated to reflect the facts. The article should state that one of those picks was the first overall (1979).67.169.25.132 (talk) 20:51, 22 December 2011 (UTC)67.169.25.132 (talk) 20:49, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

An NFL game in 1968(?) nicknamed the "O.J. Bowl"[edit]

I'm putting this on the discussion page because it's just from my memory and a little too informal to put into the main article. There was a game between the Steelers and the Eagles nicknamed the "O.J. Bowl" because it was thought that the loser would get first crack at drafting O.J. Simpson. The Eagles won that game, 12-0, on 4 field goals by Sam Baker. But it was the Buffalo Bills who ended up drafting Simpson. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.63.16.82 (talk) 19:45, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

In the page for 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers season, it refers to a different game as the O J Bowl. The Steelers defeated the Eagles, 6-3; the only scoring was field goals. I find this:

>This game was dubbed the "O.J. Bowl" as it was rumored that the losing team would get to draft O.J. Simpson. He would eventually be drafted by the Buffalo Bills.

There was a 12-0 win by the Eagles that season against the Detroit Lions (not the Steelers), and it did have just those 4 field goals by Sam Baker.

Edit request on 25 December 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} In the "Career Highlights" section, there should be inclusion of OJ's 1973 Hickok Belt win.

97.96.92.5 (talk) 01:39, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Puffin Let's talk! 23:06, 25 December 2011 (UTC)


Here is a link, although the Wiki page for the Hickok Belt itself displays his name. [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.96.92.5 (talk) 06:58, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Done.  Chzz  ►  03:10, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Rushing yard ranking (1/2/2012)[edit]

Simpson gained 11,236 rushing yards, placing him 2nd on the NFL's all-time rushing list; he now stands at 17th. -> "He now stands at 18th." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Macjr97 (talkcontribs) 23:35, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

How did he avoid the draft?[edit]

There is no mention of how he avoided his military obligation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.173.196.200 (talk) 07:33, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

His date of birth was covered by the draft lottery of December 1, 1969. July 9th came in 277th. The highest number called up that time was 195. http://www.sss.gov/LOTTER8.HTM 99.40.198.205 (talk) 03:53, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Many athletes can't pass an army physical because of injuries. Many pro athletes are almost cripples by their 30s. Many high school players have bad knees, ankles,... (myself) that get a 4f. 2601:181:8301:4510:5591:FCD7:ED:F10E (talk) 21:44, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Edit Suggestion[edit]

In February 2001, Simpson was arrested in Miami-Dade County, Florida for simple battery and burglary of an occupied conveyance for allegedly yanking the glasses off another motorist during a traffic dispute 3 months earlier. If convicted, Simpson faced up to 16 years in prison. He was put on trial and quickly acquitted on both charges in October 2001.[31]

Simpson faced up to 16 years in prison, but he was quickly acquitted on both charges at trial in October 2001.[31] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.232.207.86 (talk) 06:57, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

16 years for yanking off glasses - in Florida he's lucky it wasn't the death penalty. What jerks. 2601:181:8301:4510:5591:FCD7:ED:F10E (talk) 21:58, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

the 33 year sentence[edit]

Anything about how the harsh penalties for his recent conviction are widely seen as "making up for" the murders for which he was found innocent? 71.206.188.10 (talk) 07:13, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

PAT[edit]

Under the heading "College Football" and the USC UCLA game, what it "the PAT" which decided the game please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whangarei (talkcontribs) 02:42, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

point after touchdown. Powers T 15:48, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 6 August 2012[edit]

In the first sentence about Simpson, where it says, "Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson' (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American college and professional football player, football broadcaster and actor," Instead it should say, Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "The Juice", is a retired American college and professional football player, football broadcaster, actor, criminal and convicted felon. I believe this change to be necessary due to the fact that Simpson is indeed a criminal and that should be stated along with all of the other "things," that he is. If he wasn't a celebrity, his wiki would likely only read, "convicted felon." Jhillzer07 (talk) 21:37, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Not done: He is notable even without the felony incident. The incident is just a side point and is mentioned elsewhere in the article. Electric Catfish 23:45, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

"Career Highlights and Awards" section[edit]

Under "Career Highlights and Awards", there should be mention of Simpson being a member of the "Single Season 2,000 Yards Rushing Club" and of him being a member of the "10,000 Rushing Yards Club". He was the first player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season, and the only player to do so in a 14 game season. Barry Sanders met both of these criteria as well; and both of these accolades are separately mentioned in the sidebar on his page.

Barry Sanders Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sanders 2,000 Rushing Yards Club Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_rushing_yards_club Wiki Page showing his 10,000 total rushing yards: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_rushing_yards_leaders — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.96.100.106 (talk) 00:40, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Pension[edit]

Although his NFL pension seems to be correct, he gets other pensions from being a pitch man and sports broadcaster. Possibly nearing 25k/month. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.195.70.226 (talk) 19:56, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,231381,00.html

http://www.kiss1045fm.com/pages/Mack.html?article=9997908 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.195.70.226 (talk) 20:00, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 22 October 2012[edit]

October 20 2012 was not a Friday. 98.165.217.96 (talk) 01:50, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Done. Thank you. Cresix (talk) 01:56, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

NFL season link[edit]

Shouldn't the 1969 link beside Buffalo Bills link to the AFL season rather than the NFL season? 188.221.79.22 (talk) 12:47, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. I'm not a fan of those years being wikilinked, but I see that many big-name American football players have years wikilinked in the infobox, so I have gone ahead and done this since the Bills were still in the AFL in 1969. —KuyaBriBriTalk 14:17, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

just ordered to pay 35 mio $[edit]

as it says in the source, he was ordered to pay, but didn't pay much at all — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:8109:8C0:1F:B5BC:9173:2C36:3C4E (talk) 21:29, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Filmography factually omitted "O. J. Simpson: The Interview (1996)"[edit]

There is no mention of this movie on the OJ simpson timeline: http://www.amazon.com/O-J-Simpson-The-Interview/dp/B0001EJKBK 24.21.138.140 (talk) 07:14, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 12 May 2013[edit]

OJ claims his lawyer botched his case regarding armed robbery and kidnapping charges. OJ Simpson will go to court and take the stand to raise questions about how his lawyer represented him during his 2008 convection armed robbery and kidnapping conviction and his failed appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2010. If OJ is successful a judge could rule that he deserves a new trial and if he is granted a new trial the prosecutors would have to decide whether to retry him or offer a plea deal sparing the time and expense of another trial.[1]

References

  1. ^ "OJ will get Vegas Court Hearing". AP Associated Press, May 10 2013.

Perfectvisions (talk) 15:26, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Partly done: I added a sentence about the hearing date and the AP reference. The rest is redundant; the previous source from October already provides most of that information. --ElHef (Meep?) 16:00, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

NFL Pension amount wrong[edit]

OJ's NFL pension is listed as $28,000 per month, yet the listed supporting footnote links to a Sports Illustrated article on NFL pensions and it specifically says OJ's NFL pension is $28,000 yearly. At the bottom of the SI article, it lists a correction that wrongly had earlier called in a monthly pension, and that article appears to have been corrected to yearly. The OJ page here needs to be corrected to "yearly".Rain252 (talk) 02:25, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Basic Information[edit]

O.J.'s height and weight should be listed on the front info box. Almost all athletes have this, but O.J. doesn't. It should also be added because it is worth being in an encyclopedia

Robert (talk) 22:29, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

This article from the NFL Stats website states he is 6'1" with a weight of 212lbs. According to this article dated july 2013, he is 300lbs suffering from terminal diabetes. As the picture clearly shows he has gained a lot of weight which he has admitted to gaining in prison. 31jetjet (talk) 04:11, 19 December 2013 (UTC)31jetjet
I don't understand. I don't care what your citation claims - it is clearly WRONG. Since when does Wikipedia condone incorrect facts simply because some source can be found for them? Should we also state that the Holocaust and the Moon landings were faked? Ridiculous. I suggest that any weight information be DATED as he is clearly much over 96 kg. Date it or remove it. There is no reason why the NFL would know his weight after he retired in 1979 at the age of 32 - he is now almost 67. Using data from before 1980 is simply misleading. I also think that his numerous convictions for violence and felonies should be added to the box. Also, aren't there credible claims that he was tearful and suicidal during the White Bronco Chase incident?72.172.10.114 (talk) 01:15, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 January 2014[edit]

AT THE END OF "LAS VEGAS ROBBERY" SECTION -- current news reports and legal standing:

In January, 2014 it was reported that Simpson had been diagnosed with brain cancer and was requesting a pardon from President Obama [1] [2]

However, even if the report of cancer is true, as the convictions were for state crimes, only the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners would have jurisdiction in his case. [3]


Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. although your first two references seem sound, your third reference is incomplete, so I do not know which page you were referring to.
Although this page of the Nevada pardons site says "the power to grant a pardon does not extend to crimes committed under federal laws" I cannot find a Nevada page saying that "as the convictions were for state crimes, only the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners would have jurisdiction in his case".
Can you please complete the reference you were trying to add? Thanks Arjayay (talk) 18:06, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Arjayay - no offense, but it should be common knowledge that the US Federal justice system and the State systems are independent. The POTUS can no more pardon O.J. than the Nevada governor can pardon someone convicted in Maine. The fact that you seem to be asking for "proof" of this indicates, clearly indicates, that you have NO business editing this section at all! Unless there is some specific provision in the State of Nevada Constitution, or possibly under State law, any request to POTUS is worthless. Incidentially, the two reports are almost certainly wrong - that is, they are idle gossip of the chattering class.72.172.10.114 (talk) 01:49, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

References

Semi-protected edit request on 25 January 2014[edit]

108.160.19.64 (talk) 19:35, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

My suggestion into the OJ simpson case is when the oj simpson case occurred when he (Oj Simpson) came home as any normal person would (You know what I mean). When he found them while having sex(ETC normal or nasty). Than Oj came into the house than they put their clothes on and than the couple panicked on oj because oj might have told them in a medium tone. Why are you sleeping with my wife without even telling me about this honey? (Talking to both his wife and affairing friend of OJS Wife. Than when the conversation got heated the boyfriend got upset and attempted to kill him with a knife where OJ used his martial arts skills and NFL skills to take the knife away as a mode of defense. Than when the affaired friend dropped the knife, oj s wife attempted to run for the knife and than she ran at OJ simpson where Oj took the knife away than quickly killed them both because OJ had no other choice or he would die and that would be the final briefcase issue to resolve that case as purely self-defense.

Posted by Raymond Owens (Regina,Sk,Canada)


Not done: Your request appears to be your personal theory, which is not appropriate for Wikipedia. It is considered WP:NOR "Original Research"... the phrase "original research" (OR) is used on Wikipedia to refer to material—such as facts, allegations, and ideas—for which no reliable, published sources exist. Marteau (talk)

Career Stats Box[edit]

Why aren't his here? I get all the criminal sections but every player of his caliber has their NFL stats?--Monstermike99 (talk) 01:16, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

WP:BOLD "Wikipedia:Be bold (WP:BOLD) can be explained in three words: 'Go for it'." Marteau (talk) 01:49, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 June 2014[edit]

In the college football career section two very different numbers are given for the number of yards that he rushed for in 1968. In the first paragraph it says that he rushed for 1,880 yards in 1968. In the fourth paragraph, it says that he rushed for 1,709 yards in 1968. The one in the fourth paragraph is incorrect. I think that the number given in the fourth paragraph for the number of rushing touchdowns in 1968 is also incorrect. The number given is 22. According to sports-reference.com, it should be 23.

The reliable source that the college section contradicts itself is the section itself. Read it. It gives two different rushing totals for 1968. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.68.245.11 (talk) 18:57, 19 June 2014 (UTC) Peazey (talk) 18:53, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. I couldn't see any 1968 stats at sports-reference.com, please supply the exact link at which you saw the 1968 stats. Thanks, Older and ... well older (talk) 00:43, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Broadcaster?[edit]

Is it correct to claim that he was a broadcaster? I know he was a sports announcer, and appeared as a 'talking head', but is the correct term for that "broadcaster"? Why not simply announcer and football analyst?72.172.10.114 (talk) 01:57, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

As of 2007 (based on existing ref)[edit]

Change sentence in intro:

  • Current version: In 1997, a civil court awarded a judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths; to date he has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment.
  • New version In 1997, a civil court awarded a judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths; As of 2007 he has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment.

Thanks, 72.244.204.103 (talk) 02:31, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Note: Note: This article is no longer Semi-Protected, so you can now edit the article yourself, but please ensure that any additions are properly sourced, to reliable sources and you maintain a neutral point of view - Arjayay (talk) 07:49, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Changed to "as of 2007"... 72.244.204.68 (talk) 23:48, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

islam[edit]

need a better source as oj did not announce he plans to convert to islam as it refers to a 'source' that told the National Enquirer 80.1.219.140 (talk) 15:36, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

I took it out. If he does indeed convert and reliable sources confirm it then it should go somewhere in the article, but not the lede, which should simply summarize why a subject is notable.LM2000 (talk) 21:27, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

outdated main photo[edit]

Why include an ancient photograph from a 1/4 century ago? That makes this article look somewhat like an OJ fan site. To provide more accurate info show what he looks like now.

You are presumably referring to the image at the top of the article. There are two obvious reasons for this image:
  1. The image from 1990 shows the article subject as he appeared during the peak of his acting career. It is common to use images of a person during or near the end of their peak public career for biographical articles as this is how people are best known to the general public.
  2. The image is freely licensed. Due to his current circumstances, it is extremely difficult to obtain a recent image that is freely licensed. Non-free images are not usable due to Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria.
--Allen3 talk 01:18, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

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Might need protection[edit]

Hello Wiki friends..

Might I suggest this page be protected for a while as an enormous bombshell is about to be dropped on this case, it has come to light the (suspected) murder weapon has been found and has spent the last 20 years in the possession of an LA police officer that decided to simply keep it as a souvenir of the case when it was discovered. The knife is currently being tested to determine what evidence (if any) remains. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 163.47.107.169 (talk) 12:45, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Garsh! I guess we'll file this one away under, "Simpson, OJ, tin-foil-too-tight." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.67.0.133 (talk) 04:23, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 April 2016[edit]

In the filmograpy table, you need to add "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" Adscool09 (talk) 05:26, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: "American Crime Story" is a dramatization of the Simpson trial, and has an actor portraying Simpson. The Filmography section is for media appearances of Simpson in actuality. Marteau (talk) 08:52, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 May 2016[edit]

UserMeth (talk) 02:47, 15 May 2016 (UTC) You have some date errors and spelling errors that bother me.

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:58, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 June 2016[edit]

Please change the date of O.J. Simpson's father death from 1986 to 1985. The source is Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People versus O.J. Simpson on page 45.

Jfisherpccam (talk) 23:43, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

 Done Richard-of-Earth (talk) 03:52, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Deleted MalWare Link[edit]

I deleted footnote 10 ("were from Louisiana10" because it led to what was apparently a MalWare download site. (PeacePeace (talk) 04:22, 7 August 2016 (UTC))

Edit request[edit]

On O.J. Simpson's page, it shows his inmate number. I'd like to request that that be removed because it's not safe for that to be public information and simply put, it serves no purpose. Thank you. Well1224 (talk) 19:41, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

It may not serve a real purpose here, which can be debated, but to say "it's not safe for that to be public information" doesn't make sense. Every state allows you to look up an inmate, just as I just did for OJ at http://doc.nv.gov/Inmates/Home/. If it was found to be unsafe, they wouldn't do it. – Muboshgu (talk) 20:03, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Birth name parameter[edit]

I don't understand the hostility, but this page uses Template:Infobox NFL biography, which as you can see in the instructions does not normally use the birth_name parameter. If there are other instances of birth_name being used with this infobox, let me know and I'll be happy to remove it from those as well. His birth name is given at the very beginning of the article. There's no need to also include it in the infobox. We cram enough into these infoboxes already. Lizard (talk) 06:38, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Go ahead and delete. If you want to make this your mission, here are a few more: Joe Montana, Dan Dierdorf. KamelTebaast 17:11, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

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Grammar Edit Needed[edit]

Under the section Professional Football Career, Buffalo Bills, the second paragraph starts with the following sentence:

"Simpson came into professional football with high expectations,[21][22] However, but struggled in his first three years, averaging only 622 yards per season.[23] "

The word "However," needs to be removed.

Edtechsandyk (talk) 03:20, 5 February 2017 (UTC) EdTechSandyK

 Done, thank you for pointing this out. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 08:06, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Biased article[edit]

This article appears to be biased and very much downplays the Brown/Goldman murders. Although he was acquitted, there is still much controversy surrounding his case and it is widely believed that he was guilty. Even his attorney and friend Robert Kardashian believed in his guilt. The article does not reflect this side of the story and belittles or does not even mention the evidence against him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fritzandjane150147 (talkcontribs) 14:58, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

We always want to improve our articles. Specifically, what would you add and what citation would you use to support such changes? Be sure to read WP:RS and WP:BLP so you know what is needed before we can add to the article. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 19:25, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2017[edit]

In the first paragraph, "... most famous for his "alleged" murder of his Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. ": should be qualified to read "... most famous for his "alleged" murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. " Kangfucius (talk) 19:16, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Already done jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 21:37, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2017[edit]

O.J. Simpson granted parole by Nevada Parole Board ^http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/20/538331255/o-j-simpson-granted-parole^ 139.94.112.190 (talk) 20:26, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. More specifically, where exactly in the article do you want this information placed? jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 20:59, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

October 1st[edit]

The page says that OJ will be released on October 1st but that is not set as of yet, the earliest he can be released is October 1st but an exact date has not yet been set. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:4A:403:3F70:913:C3E1:628B:7436 (talk) 04:21, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

I've amended that. Blurryman (talk) 22:39, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Neutral viewpoint[edit]

I have seen that Lee Harvey Oswald has been named as John F. Kennedy's killer on Wikipedia; I suggest the same be done to O.J. Simpson and name him as the killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. Wikipedia is a mainstream encyclopedia so this article presents the accepted version of the events according to reliable sources. Various programs (America Crime Story, Made In America), as well as the overwhelming evidence in this case, has resulted in the consensus that reliable sources state that O.J. Simpson murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. If you disagree with the current status, you are welcome to bring your concerns to the article talk page. The legal contexts of 'burden of proof' and 'presumption of innocence' apply to someone who is being tried for a crime. Although Simpson was found not guilty in a court of law, reliable sources firmly establish his culpability. Additionally, I suggest that the words,"the crime remains unsolved to this day", be removed. The murders are not an unsolved case; if anything, a more appropriate word for it is "Unresolved". Most of those involved are certain now that O.J. Simpson is guilty of the murders, although he can never be re-tried, since he was acquitted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.146.104.69 (talk) 13:20, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

The Warren Commission said Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK. 'American Crime Story' is not The Warren Commission. I'm sorry but we can't do that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KENGRIFFEY24 (talkcontribs) 03:18, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 August 2017[edit]

Change: The Bronco from Simpson's police chase was on display in Pigeon Forge's Alcatraz East Crime Museum as of the fall of 2016.

to

The Bronco from Simpson's police chase is on display in Pigeon Forge's Alcatraz East Crime Museum. [1]

Thanks! :) Drish21 (talk) 19:04, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Done jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 02:58, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

References

Semi-protected edit request on 6 November 2017[edit]

The article states that his San Francisco City College team beat Long Beach State in the Prune Bowl. No, LB State is a four year college and doesn't compete with junior colleges. The opponent had to be Long Beach City College. Roy Mason (talk) 20:11, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.  — Ammarpad (talk) 05:21, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

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Bad wording in legal history[edit]

The legal history section says "Simpson was a person of interest in their murders. Simpson did not turn himself in".

Simply being a "person of interest" did not oblige OJ to "turn himself in". You're expected to turn yourself in when there's a warrant. Can somebody come up with a sentence to insert between these two to close the gap? I forget the exact sequence of events with the flight out of town, the low speed chase, and the upgrade from person of interest to wanted man. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vox Sciurorum (talkcontribs) 12:55, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Suggestions[edit]

I have seen that Lee Harvey Oswald has been named as John F. Kennedy's killer on Wikipedia; I suggest the same be done to O.J. Simpson and name him as the killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. Wikipedia is a mainstream encyclopedia so this article presents the accepted version of the events according to reliable sources. Various sources (Vincent Bugliosi, Jeffrey Toobin) have resulted in the consensus that reliable sources state that O.J. Simpson murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. If you disagree with the current status, you are welcome to bring your concerns to the article talk page. The legal contexts of "burden of proof" and "presumption of innocence" apply to someone who is being tried for a crime. Although Simpson was found not guilty in a court of law, reliable sources firmly establish his culpability. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.110.66.241 (talk) 22:41, 19 June 2019 (UTC)