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O.J. Simpson

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The prosecution and the defense are necessary elements to our criminal justice system. Ideally, each side zealously argues their case resulting in a judgment based on the truth. Frequently, well-publicized criminal cases arise testing the principals of our judicial process.

O.J. Simpson is a retired American football player, football broadcaster, actor and spokesman. While four other players have passed the 2,000 rush yard mark, he stands alone as the only player to ever rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season. He also holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average which stands at 143.1 yards-per-game. Simpson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

In 1994, Nicole Brown (Simpson's former wife) and Ronald Goldman were found dead outside of Brown's condominium. Simpson was charged with their murders. Since O.J. Simpson's case was considered a high-profile prosecution, district attorneys opted not to plea bargain the matter and proceeded directly to trial. The trial, described as the "the trial of the century," culminated on October 3, 1995 in a jury verdict of not guilty for the two murders. The verdict was seen on television by more than half of Americans, making it one of the most watched events in history. 

O.J. Simpson's legal defense team consisted of Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey. Estimates of his legal fees ranged from $3 million and $6 million.

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