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O.J. Simpson joins Twitter on 25th anniversary of wife's murder

O.J. Simpson joins Twitter on 25th anniversary of wife's murder

"Hey Twitter world this is yours truly", Simpson said in the short video post.

A parody account with a similar name to Simpson's new handle soon appeared on the platform and began tweeting inflammatory remarks, including a post that read, "I killed her", fooling social media users and at least one tabloid news outlet. "It should be a lot of fun. Simpson" to trending topics and furthering the account's reach.

Despite the thousands of followers, Simpson is only following 4 accounts as of this writing - @USC_FB, @HeismanTrophy, @JSimpsonSells (possibly his son) and @SinCityAttorney, the account belonging to his Las Vegas lawyer Malcolm LaVergne. I got a little getting even to do.

In his recent interview, Simpson told the AP that neither he nor his children want to talk about the killings ever again.

Simpson, 71, was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. "He's also very well informed on current events".

At the moment, the former American football player is following six accounts, including the official football account of University of California Athletics and the official National Football League Twitter feed.

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The court case was dubbed The Trial of the Century for its swirling themes of celebrity, race, criminal justice, trust in police and domestic violence.

Simpson has continued to declare his innocence in the two slayings.

In a separate civil trial, he was found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the victims' families. He was convicted and sentenced in December 2008 to 33 years in prison.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, 72-year-old Simpson said "life is fine" and he plays golf nearly daily.

In earlier years, Simpson was a star running back for the NFL's Buffalo Bills.