USC Coach Clay Helton: O.J. Simpson Not Welcome on Campus

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USC Coach Clay Helton: O.J. Simpson Not Welcome on Campus
Friday July 28th, 2017

USC head coach Clay Helton says that when O.J. Simpson is paroled from a Nevada prison later this year that he will not be welcome on campus to watch practice or take part in any official functions.

A Nevada parole board granted Simpson an early release last week after he served nearly nine years of a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery.

"Currently, right now, what USC, the administration and the athletic department have said is, ‘No, O.J. will not be a part of functions or invited," Helton said. “That’s been the statement by the university.”

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Simpson, 70, could be released as early as Oct. 1.

Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 while playing running back for the Trojans and a copy of that trophy is still on campus. His No. 32 is also retired by the football team.

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