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O.J. Simpson Asks President Obama For Clemency

Sara Newman |
January 3, 2014 | 10:48 p.m. PST

Senior News Editor

O.J. Simpson maybe going free, (Creative Commons, Oldmaison)
O.J. Simpson maybe going free, (Creative Commons, Oldmaison)
While he may not be the University of Southern California’s favorite alumnus, former NFL player O.J. Simpson is back in the headlines—luckily not for any particular wrongdoings this time. 

According to the National Enquirer, following his brain cancer diagnosis, Simpson asked President Obama to allow him to pursue treatment outside of jail. 

The article reported that 66-year-old Simpson has been desperately working to obtain clemency excusing him from the Nevada prison where he has been held since 2008 due to his life-threatening cancer. 

Despite his 33-year jail sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping, Simpson is hoping that the president’s intervention will enable him to enjoy what he believes will be the brief remainder of his life, according to The Mirror News.

"OJ says his memory is slipping and he gets painful headaches and other symptoms,” a source told The Enquirer.

Simpson has faced various health complications, including weight gain, blurred vision, stuttering, hearing difficulties and threats of diabetes since his imprisonment, according to The Washington Times

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