THE JUICE WAS LOOSE Everything to know about the late OJ Simpson's infamous 1994 car chase

What happened to OJ Simpson in 1994? Football legend’s infamous 1994 car chase explained

In June 1994, OJ Simpson found himself at the center of a media storm following the homicides of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

As police investigated the murders, the former Buffalo Bills player attempted to evade capture, leading the Los Angeles Police Department on a low-speed chase in his white Ford Bronco.

The LAPD closed in on OJ after he failed to turn himself in on that fateful Friday morning. At the time, Simpson was considered the prime suspect in both Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder and Ron Goldman’s murder, and he was soon to be charged concerning the double homicide.

Despite initially avoiding police, OJ’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro, eventually provided investigators with the address where Simpson was hiding out. When law enforcement arrived at his hideaway in San Fernando Valley, they discovered that he was attempting to escape with his former Bills teammate, Al Cowlings. Subsequently, OJ was declared a fugitive.

During a tense press conference, Shapiro expressed his relief that the situation ended peacefully, stating, “I can’t express the fear I had that this matter would not end the way it did. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and praying we will be able to bring him into court and let the case be determined by a court of law.” He then made a public plea to OJ, urging him to surrender for the sake of his family and children.

Ultimately, OJ Simpson was located by the LAPD after he contacted 911 via cellphone, leading to a widely televised pursuit that captured the attention of millions of viewers. The chase ended at Simpson’s Brentwood estate, where he engaged in a standoff with police. After a negotiator convinced him to surrender, OJ was arrested and held at Los Angeles County Jail.

Following a high-profile trial, OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman on October 3, 1995. However, the legacy of these tragic events continued to haunt Simpson for years to come.

On April 10, 2024, OJ Simpson passed away at the age of 76 after battling cancer. His life was marked by both legendary football achievements and a trial that shocked the nation. From his iconic NFL career to his infamous murder trial, OJ Simpson’s story remains a cautionary tale of celebrity, tragedy, and justice.