O.J. Simpson Will Not Be Allowed On USC’s Campus After Parole

O.J. Simpson was granted parole last week and is due to be released from prison on October 1. When that happens, the 1968 Heisman Trophy winner will not be welcome back on his former college campus.

On Thursday, USC head coach Clay Helton offered the following statement on Simpson:

“Right now with USC, what the administration and the athletic department have said is, no, O.J. will not be a part of our functions. That’s been the statement.”

You knew some kind of statement was going to come from USC when Simpson was paroled. Simpson’s Heisman is still displayed on campus, and his No. 32 jersey is retired and displayed in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

This was the right decision by USC. Simpson may be free and he may have been acquitted of double murder in 1995, but he isn’t the kind of person the university should be embracing.

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