Notorious SF: OJ Simpson

17th Street & Arkansas
Hometown hero OJ Simpson rose from the streets of Potrero Hill to international super stardom as the Hiesman Trophy winning running back from USC who went on to break several records in the NFL. The Galileo High School graduate who was honored with a mural at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center later became a Frankenstein celebrity after his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson was brutally murdered in June of 1994 along with waiter Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of the murders in the sensational "Trial of the Century" but was held responsible for the deaths by a $30 million jury award at a subsequent trial in civil court. Simpson has since been dishonored by the Potrero mural which was defaced to express antipathy against Simpson in his old neighborhood.


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