Bills issue No. 32 for 1st time since O.J

The Buffalo Bills had not reissued O.J. Simpson's No. 32 since his last season with the team in 1977

The Buffalo Bills had not reissued O.J. Simpson's No. 32 since his last season with the team in 1977. More

When I played there, I tried to honour the team. Since I left, I always tried to honor the Bills.

Perry added: "I know the situation".

The former Louisville running back is making a bold statement taking a number that was worn by one who became more famous for his actions off the field than on them, and is known today by many as a "murderer who got away".

After going undrafted, Perry signed with the Chicago Bears where he played for a season, wearing number 32, just as he did at Louisville. He was paroled in October of 2017.

Given that the number was never formally retired it's not entirely surprising that it would be worn by another player at this point.

"Whatever they do is fine with me", Simpson told The Athletic's Tim Graham. As we all know by now, Simpson's life came crashing down after he was accused of murdering his wife and her lover. With that number on my back, I know I'm doing well for my family'. But I'm willing to take anything that comes my way. Simpson would later spend time in a Nevada prison on an unrelated crime.

"And to be honest, it's not something I think about".

The Athletic reached out to Simpson for comment. I'm going into my sixth year, and I know what it takes to get in this league and stay here.

'I hope [Simpson] sees me as a football player who honors and respects the game.

He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 1985, but has not been returned for the annual ceremony since then despite the fact that all enshrinees are invited every year.

Despite his legal problems, Simpson claims he is still treated very well by Bills fans. Hell, why am I even reading this article?

'Whatever they decide to do will not change the way I feel about the people of Buffalo and my time spent there'.

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