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Born: July 9, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Potrero Hill section of San Francisco
1969:
Signed to the Buffalo Bills as number one draft pick
1969:
Became one of the highest paid football players in history when signed to a $400,000 four-year contract
1969:
Played for the Bills for nine years
1973:
Broke the previous all-time record held by Jim Brown for yards run in a season with 2,003 yards
1974:
Feature acting debut, "The Klansman"
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Signed a six-figure deal as spokesman for car rental company, Hertz Corp.; Made commercials and advertisements for the company
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Worked as an anchor on ABC's "Wide World of Sports"
1976:
Signed a three-year contract with the Bills for $2.5 million over three years
1977:
TV debut (non-football related), "Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes"
1977:
TV acting debut, "Roots" (ABC)
1977:
First leading role, the TV-movie "A Killing Affair"
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Traded to the San Francisco 49ers
1979:
Retired from pro football
1979:
TV producing debut (as executive producer), "Goldie and the Boxer"
1983:
Worked as a commentator on Monday Night Football on ABC
1984:
Joined the cast of HBO's football series "1st & Ten"
1988:
Returned to features after a four-year absence with a supporting role in "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"
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Reprised role for The Naked Gun sequels "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear" (1991) and "Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult" (1994)
1994:
Charged and arrested in the double murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman (June 17)
1994:
Led the LAPD on a car chase around Los Angeles for several hours before turning himself in (June 17)
1994:
Pleaded not guilty to the charges of double murder (June 20)
1995:
Acquitted of the double murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman (October 3)
1997:
Found guilty of the murder of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman by civil jury (February 4)
2007:
Simpson was charged with multiple felony counts, including kidnapping and robbery in a bungled attempt to recover memorabilia of his storied sports career (September)
2008:
Found guilty on all charges including kidnapping and robbery (October 3)
2008:
Simpson was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison (December 5)

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