OJ Simpson waded into the waters of transgender participation in women’s sports on Tuesday after American soccer star Megan Rapinoe said she would welcome a transgender athlete to the national team.
Simpson, who was charged with the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman and was acquitted in a highly-watched, televised criminal trial, posted his thoughts on his Twitter account.
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He said when it came to transgender women in track and field, officials should treat results marathon-style.
«Why don’t you treat it like the marathon? Let everyone run, but when it’s over, have a women’s category, a men’s category, and a transgender category,» she said.
Simpson gave a hypothesis about the transition from a male to a female golfer, and believed that that hypothetical person would dominate women’s tournaments.
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«It’s just not fair. If you’re born male or female, I don’t think it’s fair in sports to compete against each other. Give them their own category. Let trans compete against trans, female against female, and male against male.»
Simpson appeared to weigh in poolside in Nevada.
After he was acquitted in the murder trial, the families of the victims filed a civil lawsuit against Simpson, and in 1997, the former buffalo bills the broker was ordered to pay $33.5 million for the wrongful deaths of the two victims. In 2019, Simpson told The Associated Press that he would no longer speak about the murders.
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He was convicted in 2008 and served nine years in prison for leading five men, including two with guns, in a September 2007 confrontation with two sporting-collectibles dealers at a Las Vegas hotel-casino. He was paroled in 2017 and paroled in 2021.