Who says you can’t enjoy watching the Super Bowl from inside of a jail cell?
O.J. Simpson, who’s serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, held a viewing party of Super Bowl XLVII in his cell at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, according to the New York Post.
Reportedly of only a few inmates with a TV, Simpson, 65, crammed his friends into his 80-square-foot cell to watch the big game, which resulted in a hard-fought 34-31 loss for one of his two former teams, the San Francisco 49ers.
“If you have the money, you can buy a TV at the inmate store and put it in your cell,” Simpson’s producer friend Norman Pardo told the Post. ”He’s like the Godfather of the prison now.”
In 11 NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills (1969-1977) and 49ers (1978-79), Simpson collected 11,236 yards and 61 touchdowns on the ground, averaging 4.7 yards on 2,404 carries. He also added 203 receptions for 2,142 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com. He’s also about to start reporting on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyze important issues in the liberty movement for a political website. Follow him @_MichaelGartman on Twitter.