'Hey Twitter World, It’s Me'
The internet let out a collective breath when O.J Simpson joined Twitter.
Well the former star, who was controversially acquitted of the murders of ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995, is causing a stir with his Twitter takes—this time about the first Democratic debate on Wednesday.
"Hey Twitter world, it's me yours truly, sitting at my house, waiting to watch this debate to hear a bunch of people who think they're capable of running our country," he said in a video posted to Twitter. "It should be interesting cause to be honest, I don't know most of these guys. But interested to hear what they have to say. I think every American should be watching this."
Well, as you can imagine, the video received some response.
Simpson was released from prison on parole in October 2017 after spending a decade there in relation to a Las Vegas armed robbery he took part in. While Nevada, the state Simpson lives in, has passed a major criminal justice reform bill that restores voting rights to convicted felons, rights are not automatically restored to everyone. The New York Postreports Simpson was charged with felonies that are under the exemption list, so it looks like his voting rights "are not automatically restored."
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are Friends?
With the NFL's first game still months away, we need something to keep us occupied and QBs Tom Brady and Peyton Manning delivered Wednesday when the Patriots star shared a snap with Manning.
The caption read, "Spoiler alert...we were friends this whole time. Always great to see you Peyton!"
Now, in case the time off has left you void of football feud memories, the two have always seemed to view each other as competitors and have taken jabs at each other. But it looks as if another Super Bowl season for Brady did the trick in mending the wounds.
Dustin Johnson Helps Couple in Gender Reveal
Dustin Johnson played the all-seeing eye at this week's PGA Tour stop in Detroit. The projected favorite was making the rounds and signing autographs when he came across a couple. He surprised them by telling them he heard they were pregnant and then asked if they wanted to know their baby's gender.
He pulls out a pink ball to the couple's shock, saying it's a girl and the couple is left wondering how Johnson knew any of this.
Of course, Johnson has the best line, saying, "I've got people that find stuff out"
A little creepy phrase, but an overall sweet moment and congrats to the parents-to-be.
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