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OJ Simpson makes Twitter debut

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A hall of fame football player is returning to the spotlight and says he's ready to get even, one tweet at a time.

OJ Simpson made his social media debut on Twitter and posted a video Friday night welcoming followers to his page where fans can 'read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything.' Simpson's account has more than 470,000 followers as of Sunday morning.

"There's a lot of fake OJ accounts out there, so this one --- @TheRealOJ32--- is the only official one. This should be a lot of fun. I got a little getting even to do," Simpson said.

He shared another video Saturday night saying that his newly-found social media presence will allow him to 'set the record straight' with fans and critics. He also took time to wish followers a happy Father's Day.

The former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers running back who rushed for 11,236 yards in 11 NFL seasons has become a polarizing figure over the last quarter century.

Monday marks the 25th anniversary of the well-known slow speed chase through Los Angeles where Simpson evaded police after being named a suspect in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of those charges a year later.

In 2008, Simpson was sentenced from nine to 33 years in prison for trying to steal sports memorabilia in Las Vegas that he claimed was stolen from him. He was released in October 2017 after being granted parole.

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