If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably wondering: “does O.J. Simpson smoke weed?” While we’ve already reported that O.J. Simpson is allowed to smoke weed on his parole, does that mean that he actually will? Let’s take a look at the hard facts.
Who is O.J. Simpson?
Born Orenthal James Simpson on July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, CA, he first rose to fame as a running back for the Buffalo Bills for 11 seasons. After a stint with the San Francisco 49ers, the man nicknamed “The Juice” was inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Simpson also acted in a number of major motion pictures, most notably The Towering Inferno.
But what Simpson is most remembered for is his acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. After being apprehended following a low-speed car chase that was nationally televised, Simpson underwent a trial that is still considered one of the most publicized events in U.S. history. After he was eventually acquitted, thanks in no small part to the efforts of his defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, Simpson was immediately taken to civil court over a wrongful death suit. Filed by the Goldman family, Simpson was found liable and was ordered to pay out $33,500,000 in damages.
In 2007, O.J. made headlines again after leading a group of burglars into a Las Vegas hotel and casino and proceeding to rob it of sports memorabilia at gun point. After he was caught by police, Simpson was tried and found guilty of the burglary and sent to Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. The parole board ruled him fit for early release in 2017 (but you knew that already).
But back to the matter at hand: does O.J. Simpson smoke weed? Let’s go over the hard facts.
Puff or Pass?
In his tell-all about how he apparently helped Simpson cover up the murders, former friend Mike Gilbert claimed that Simpson had smoked pot, taken a sleeping pill, and drank beer before going to Brown-Simpson’s Los Angeles residence. If you take Gilbert’s word, it’s anecdotal evidence that O.J. isn’t a stranger to cannabis consumption. (Of course, Simpson’s lawyer at the time denied the claim entirely.)
You could also argue evidence by pointing to Simpson’s parole conditions. Simpson’s parole states he is allowed to smoke weed, so that means it’s a recreation he generally partook in. Not really a leap of logic, huh?
Final Hit: Does O.J. Simpson Smoke Weed?
While there isn’t an entirely clear-cut answer as to whether O.J. Simpson smokes weed, we’re going to go with “yes” on this one. It doesn’t even matter if you think Mike Gilbert’s exposé is bull shit. O.J.’s parole conditions probably wouldn’t mention weed if he didn’t smoke it. So now you know!