The OJ Simpson Trial

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For those people that were alive and glued to their television set in the 1990’s, they know the person, the drama, and the famous trial that is the OJ Simpson murder case of 1995. However, if this event occurred before you were born or if you did not pay attention to the news, this murder trial was the subject of conversation for years on end. This trial included the plaintiff, also known as the state, accusing a former NFL running back, Orenthal James “the juice” Simpson or known as OJ, of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and an innocent bystander, Ronald Goldman. Although he was found not guilty in the LA County Superior Court, the opposite ruling was reached in civil courts. Despite all of this controversy, he remains one of the…show more content…
Along with those felonies, he appeared in civil court during his famous murder trial. Although he was eventually found not guilty in the court of law, he was convicted of the other felonies, and was found responsible for the murder in civil court. Simpson is a convicted felon and is not a positive role model for kids and should not be in any “power” position such as the NFL Hall of Fame. For example, a civil court found, “Simpson liable for the two deaths, and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the families of murder victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.”(ABC writer). The ruling shows that Simpson is responsible for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. This harmful and destructive behavior does not make him seem to be a good role model for children. This is true as according to a role model is, “a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.”( If he remains to be held in a manner that makes him an easy role model for kids, it will be harmful to the society as they may emulate his behavior because it worked out for him so well. The conservation of his spot in the hall of fame is a message to kids that character does not matter in sports, and only athletic ability does. Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of the NFL always talks about the “integrity of the game”, but he is not upholding this statement by having a man in the Hall of Fame that is a felon who has shown he has poor
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