OJ Simpson


Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson (born July 9, 1947) is a former National Football League (NFL) player. Once a popular figure with the US public, he is most well known today for his trial and acquittal for the murders of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

In 1994, Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. He was acquitted after a lengthy and internationally publicized trial. Following Simpson's acquittal, no additional arrests or convictions related to the murders were made.
Source: Wikipedia
  1. Nicole Brown and OJ Simpson fell in love instantly.

  2. Bloodied sidewalks were proof of the murders.

  3. OJ's lawyers said he was being falsely accused of committing the murders.

  4. OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murders.

  5. Many believe Simpson didn't receive punishment for the murders.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Are you familiar with the OJ Simpson trial? Do you think he was guilty or innocent? Why?

  2. Do you think famous people sometimes get away with murder? Why or why not?

  3. Do you know other famous people who were acquitted of murder? What happened?


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