Shannon Sharpe has a bold take on Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘distasteful’ tweet on OJ Simpson’s death

Sharpe reminded Jenner that there's a thing called Karma.

Shannon Sharpe has a bold take on Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘distasteful’ tweet on OJ Simpson’s death

(L) Shannon Sharpe, (M) OJ Simpson and (R) Caitlyn Jenner (Image via IMAGO)

Hall of Fame running back OJ Simpson was a very polarizing individual. While the football world mourned his death, Caitlyn Jenner shared a message that made Shannon Sharpe’s skin crawl. 


On Wednesday, the Simpson family shared a message on social media, revealing that a day earlier, on Wednesday, April 10th, OJ Simpson died of cancer. He was 76-years-old at the time of his death.

Tributes and well wishes poured in from all directions. However, not all of them were positive. Former Olympic Gold Medalist Caitlyn Jenner wrote ‘Good Riddance‘ to show her thoughts about the late Buffalo Bills player.

Shannon Sharpe caught wind of the tweet and was not impressed. During his latest episode of the NightCap Podcast, the Hall of Fame tight-end lambasted Jenner for her ‘untacky and very distasteful’ gesture. Sharpe argued that even if she wasn’t fond of Simpson as an individual, that doesn’t give her the right to behave this way.

You don’t celebrate someone’s death. Even if you dislike the person [OJ Simpson] based on some personal issues, you gotta be careful because you never know when your time is up.
Shannon Sharpe said

Who was OJ Simpson?

Simpson became the Bills first pick in the 1969 NFL Draft. The USC graduate went on to play nine seasons in the Meadowlands. There, he became arguably the best running back of that generation, drawing comparisons with the great Jim Brown. His 143.1 yards per game in the 1973 season to this day is an NFL record. He retired after two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

However, the story of OJ Simpson did not end from the limelight; instead, he became the talk of the nation in 1994. In June of that year, his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Rob Goldman, were found dead.

Shannon Sharpe has a bold take on Caitlyn Jenner's 'distasteful' tweet on OJ Simpson's death
OJ Simpson (Image via IMAGO)

Simpson became the suspect in their murder, and the ‘trial of the century’ began after the police arrested him. The trial circulated for 11 months, covered by all the major news channels in and outside of the country.

In October 1995, the jury rendered a verdict of “not guilty” for the two murders. Although during that time most of the African American Community felt that justice was served for being accused of the charges, a 2016 poll revealed that 83% of White Americans and 57% of Black Americans believed Simpson was guilty.


OJ Simpson may not have been a clean person outside of the gridiron, but on it, he was a beast. During his career, he won both the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro five times, the 1973 Offensive Player of the Year, and the NFL MVP.

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