Since his release from prison in 2017, OJ Simpson had kept a pretty low profile. That all changed when the former NFL star and one of the most famous criminals in America officially joined social media with a video announcing his presence on Twitter.
Simpson joined the social media platform on Saturday with the handle @TheRealOJ32, a nod to the jersey he wore when he broke the NFL’s single-season rushing record with the Buffalo Bills in 1973.
“If you don’t see it here, I didn’t say it,” the Twitter bio reads. Simpson also posted a video of himself to confirm the account’s existence and give the world a preview of what it’s going to see from Simpson when Logged On.
“Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly and I’m coming soon to Twitter,” Simpson said in the video. “You get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything.”
He then mentioned that there are a lot of fake Simpson accounts out there and then, perhaps ominously, that he has a lot of “getting even to do.”
The date he joined the social network was curious. First of all, it was a Saturday, but also it happens to be close to the 25th anniversary of the death of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Simpson was charged with the murder of both in 1994 but was found not guilty in October of 1995.
His most recent time in prison was for a robbery and kidnapping charge in 2008, for which he was sentenced to 33 years in prison. He was, however, released in 2017 and had slowly crept back into the spotlight, occasionally doing interviews with newspapers and other outlets. A leap back into Twitter is definitely something new, and it looks like Simpson is ready to talk about, as he says it, “anything.”