Super Bowl LIV: OJ Simpson Briefly Honored in NFL 100 Video

Dan Mennella
February 02, 2020 - 7:07 pm

Disgraced NFL legend OJ Simpson appeared briefly in stock video footage during a pregame ceremony honoring the greatest players and coaches in league history prior to Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

Many of the 100 mostly retired greats--recognized to mark the league's centennial season--were assembled on the field and honored by the public address announcer. Simpson, however, wasn't present and his name wasn't called out.

The NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team was voted on by a 26-person panel of media, coaches, executives, and players, according to its official site. The honorees were revealed across several weeks late in 2019.

Simpson famously was acquitted in the 1994 double-murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, but was later found liable in a civil case. Simpson later served nine years in prison in a separate robbery case in Las Vegas, and was paroled in 2017.

The league and Simpson have had few public dealings since his initial case. He has kept a relatively low profile since he was paroled but maintains a fairly active presence on Twitter. He tweeted twice about the Super Bowl before the game on Sunday, but didn't mention the NFL 100 ceremony. It's unclear whether he was invited, but reports from the time of his release suggested he would be unable to leave the state of Nevada, where he now resides, without permission as per the terms of his parole.

The NFL did not reply to request for comment.