Directed by Ezra Edelman, ESPN'S "30 for 30" event series "O.J.: Made in America, has been praised by countless critics and described as "magnificent" by some. Before its premiere Saturday, June 11 on ABC at 9 p.m. ET, TheWrap looked back at key moments on O.J. Simpson's timeline.
Simpson was chosen by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the NFL draft in 1969. In 1973, he became the first player in league history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season
Still at the height of his fame, Simpson was arrested in 1994 in connection with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, following a highly-publicized police chase in a white Ford Bronco.
The Brown family filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Simpson. He was found guilty by a civil jury in 1997 and sentenced to pay the family $33.5 million in damages.
In 2007, Simpson and a group of men stormed into a Las Vegas hotel room after O.J. learned a man in the room was trying to sell memorabilia from Simpson's sports career. He was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery, for which he was sentenced to 33 years.
Las Vegas Correctional System
In 2013, the Nevada Parole Board granted Simpson parole on his armed robbery conviction. He will remain incarcerated until at least 2017, however, on other charges.