Newspaper Reports Trump Served O.J. Simpson’s Prison Sentence

The Los Angeles Times mistakenly suggested that former President Donald Trump served O.J. Simpson’s prison sentence in his obituary on Thursday.

In a post to social platform X on Thursday, Simpson’s family said the 76-year-old passed away surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer,” the post read. “During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

The Los Angeles Times, in an obituary published Thursday, included an apparent error, suggesting that Trump served Simpson’s prison sentence. It has since been corrected.

“Long before the city woke up on a fall morning in 2017, Trump walked out of Lovelock Correctional Center outside Reno, a free man for the first time in 9 years. He didn’t go far, moving into 5,000-square-foot home in Vegas, with a Bentley in the driveway,” the obituary read.

Newsweek reached out to the Los Angeles Times for comment via email.

The typo drew backlash from some on social media platform X (formerly Twitter).

“LA Times typo in OJ’s obit: ‘according to L.A. Times writer Elaine Woo, O.J. Simpson was arrested for robbery, but it was Donald Trump who served time for nine years… Members of the media are just itching to write stories about Trump being found guilty and going to prison,'” wrote Katy Grimes, editor of the California Globe.

Simpson played 11 NFL seasons, nine of them with the Buffalo Bills. He won four NFL rushing titles and played in five Pro Bowls.

He later forged a career in show business before being acquitted in the 1995 trial into charges that he killed his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, often described as the “Trial of the Century.”

This is a developing story and will be updated with additional information.

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O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center July 20, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada. Simpson is serving a nine to 33 year prison term for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. His…

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