O.J. Simpson stealing cookies update: Officials at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada are denying reports that former NFL star O.J. Simpson has not been caught stealing cookies from the prison cafeteria….
“There is no validity to the reports that inmate Simpson was caught stealing cookies,” the public information officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections
Prison officials at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, have finally found the culprit who has been snatching “cookies from the cookie jar.”
The cookie thief is none other than former NLF star turned criminal…O.J. Simpson.
According to sources pilfering cookies from the cafeteria is “FORBIDDEN.”
Simpson was caught when guards noticed the 66-year-old hiding something under his prison clothes as he walked back to his cell after lunch.
He was confronted by prison officials who seized the stolen cookies and searched his cell for more….BINGO busted….They searched turned up more than a dozen oatmeal cookies.
Simpson, who was acquitted in 1995, for the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman…was arrested in September 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008, he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole.
“I didn’t beat her. I just pushed her out of bed”….O. J. Simpson Quote
Simpson was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he played running back in 1967 and 1968. Simpson led the nation in rushing in 1967 when he ran for 1,451 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. He also led the nation in rushing the next year with 355 carries for 1,709 yards.
In 1967, he starred in the 1967 USC vs. UCLA football game and was a Heisman Trophy candidate as a junior, but he did not win the award. His 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter tied the game, with the extra point after touchdown providing the win. This was the biggest play in what is regarded as one of the greatest football games of the 20th century.
“I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous ’89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part.” O. J. Simpson QUOTE
Another dramatic touchdown in the same game is the subject of the Arnold Friberg oil painting, O.J. Simpson Breaks for Daylight. Simpson also won the Walter Camp Award in 1967 and was a two-time consensus All-American. He ran in the USC sprint relay quartet that broke the world record in the 4×110 yard relay at the NCAA track championships in Provo, Utah in June 1967. (While this time has not been beaten, the IAAF now refers to it as a world’s best, not a world record. The scarcity of events over distances measured in imperial units resulted in the designation change in 1976.)
In 1968, he rushed for 1,709 yards and 22 touchdowns, earning the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, and the Walter Camp Award that year. He still holds the record for the Heisman’s largest margin of victory, defeating the runner-up by 1,750 points. In the 1969 Rose Bowl, where No. 2 USC faced No. 1 Ohio State, Simpson ran for 171 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown run in a 16–27 loss.
Simpson gained 11,236 rushing yards, placing him 2nd on the NFL’s all-time rushing list when he retired; he now stands at 18th. He was named NFL Player of the Year in 1973, and played in six Pro Bowls. He was the only player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a 14 game season and he’s the only player to rush for over 200 yards in six different games in his career. Simpson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.
Simpson acquired the nickname “Juice” as a play on “O. J.”, an informal abbreviation for “Orange Juice“. “Juice” is also a colloquial synonym for electricity or electrical power, and hence a metaphor for any powerful entity; the Bills’ offensive line at Simpson’s peak was nicknamed “The Electric Company.
O. J. Simpson, a two-time All-America from the University of Southern California and the 1968 Heisman Trophy winner, was one of history’s most heralded rookies when the Buffalo Bills selected him as the No. 1 player in the entire 1969 draft.
His career record for 11 seasons, the first nine in Buffalo and the 1978 and 1979 campaigns in San Francisco, confirms the rave notices were well founded. He rushed for 11,236 yards, added 2,142 yards on 203 pass receptions, returned 33 kickoffs 990 yards for a superb 30-yard average, and amassed 14,368 combined net yards. He scored 456 points on 76 touchdowns.
O. J. was not an immediate success and, in fact, did not even win Rookie of the Year acclaim in 1969. Incredibly, he was used sparingly as a running back through his first three campaigns until Lou Saban took over the reins in 1972 and immediately decided to give the 6-1, 212-pound speedster the football as often as possible.
Simpson immediately responded with massive ground-gaining performances. O.J. may be best remembered for his sensational 1973 season when he became the first back in history to rush for over 2,000 yards. With 219 yards in the next-to-last game against New England and a 200-yard output in the finale with the New York Jets, Simpson totaled 2,003 yards, tops for a 14-game season.
Many say the 1975 season was even better – 1,817 yards rushing, 426 yards on receptions and a then-record 23 touchdowns. O.J. led the league in rushing four years in 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976.
In various selections, he was named NFL Player of the Year in 1972, 1973 and 1975. He was both All-AFC and All-Pro five straight years from 1972 through 1976. He played in six Pro Bowls, winning Player of the Game honors in the 1973 game.
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