JUSTICE: OJ Simpson Gets Brutal, Life-Altering News... His Chickens Are Finally Coming Home to Roost
Orenthal James Simpson was acquitted of murder charges more than 10 years ago, but the former NFL star is now serving a sentence for numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping.
He is reportedly unable to walk without a cane and is afraid he will leave prison in a wheelchair if he isn’t allowed to get the surgery needed to fix his knee, according to U.K. Daily Mail.
Simpson had been seen walking around the grounds of Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center with a cane, reportedly talking to other inmates about how prison officials wouldn’t allow him access to care for his bad knee.
“I can only get mediocre health care in here,” Simpson reportedly told an inmate. “And it really pisses me off because I have the money to go to any specialist in the world to get knee surgery but they won’t let me leave to get help. They don’t give a damn that I am going to end up crippled and can’t walk for the rest of my life.”
His knee problems have led to other health issues for the former football star. A combination of the less-than-healthy prison diet with Simpson’s inability to exercise has caused him to gain weight excessively, and he is now up to 340 pounds.
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“When there was nice weather O.J. used to walk around the track on the prison yard for an hour at a time, but now the pain in his knee is so severe he can barely walk 10 steps without moaning in pain,” the source told the Daily Mail. “O.J.’s weight is definitely a factor and putting more stress on his knees but he also has advanced arthritis.”
Simpson told inmates that he has the funds to pay for the surgery, but the prison staff will not allow him to leave the prison in order to receive the treatment.
“I won’t be out of here for at least another two years and if they won’t let me get to a specialist soon I may never walk again!” Simpson reportedly said. “I have the money to pay for any surgery I need and the transportation so it won’t be on the freakin’ tax payers but they are still saying ‘No.’”
Simpson isn’t the only prisoner who has been denied access to treatment for a non-life threatening surgery…