O.J. Simpson, the disgraced Hall of Fame former football player serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, threw a Super Bowl party while in prison.
About a dozen of Simpson’s inmate buddies piled into his 80-square-foot cell a few Sundays ago. They came mostly because he had a commodity many inmates do not: a television.
“If you have the money, you can buy a TV at the inmate store and put it in your cell,” Simpson’s friend, Norman Pardo, told the New York Post. “There was no shortage of potential guests because he’s so popular. He’s like the godfather of the prison now.”
Pardo said he is hoping to sell a movie of the one-time NFL great who was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995.
Meanwhile, Pardo told the Post he is trying to sell a movie, “Unpromotable,” about his efforts to rehabilitate Simpson’s image after he was acquitted. “It shows what it’s like to promote the most unpromotable man on the planet,” he said.