He won the Heisman Trophy in 1968. In the NFL, he became the first running back to amass 2,000-plus yards in a single season. Later, he added actor and corporate spokesman to his resume.
But today, Orenthal James Simpson is most known for his role at the heart of "the trial of the century," in which he was found not guilty in October 1995 of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Two years later, a $33.5 million civil judgment against Simpson was awarded for their wrongful deaths, but the now impoverished Simpson reportedly has paid little of that amount.
"The Juice" — regarded by many sports writers as the greatest running back of all-time — faced more legal troubles in September 2007, when he was arrested in Las Vegas after a robbery involving a memorabilia dealer. He was found guilty of all charges on Oct. 3, 2008.
Simpson, 61, was sentenced Friday to 15 years or more in prison and could serve up to 33 years, though he has a chance to be released on parole after nine years.