When one hears the name O.J. Simpson, many words might come to mind. Some think of “gloves,” some think of “The Juice.”
Now, some people think of “Stinky.”
Most adults in the United States remember watching the football legend’s trial for allegedly murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1995.
But even more people in the U.S. know that he was acquitted of the double homicide in what became the most infamous case in Hollywood crime history:
Although Simpson wasn’t sent to prison in 1995 for murder, he was sent in 2007 for armed robbery and kidnapping.
And now, eight years into his 9-to-33 year sentence, Simpson has been given an unflattering new nickname.
According to one of Simpson’s “friends” in prison, Vernon Nelson, inmates have dubbed the now 69-year-old “Stinky” because he can no longer control his bowls or bladder.
Nelson wrote to Radar to explain the nickname:
“O.J. is incontinent — he sh*ts on himself. I’ve been with him on several occasions where he had these incidents!”
Nelson continued to say that several inmates have refused to share a cell with “Stinky” at Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center.
His “friend” even provided Radar with the details of a specific incident in prison when “Stinky” tried to pull the fame card and couldn’t handle it:
“A guard yelled at him angrily on the bullhorn and told him, ‘Mr. Simpson get your ass back on the other side of the gate with the other inmates, your [sic] not getting any special treatment from me!!!’ O.J. walked back to the other side of the gate, stood next to me, dropped his head and started sobbing uncontrollably!”
But apparently, sources close to “Stinky” have revealed he’s suffering a “severe mental decline”:
“O.J. says his memory is slipping, and he gets painful headaches. He has blurry vision, stutters sometimes, and has trouble hearing what people are saying to him. At times he feels confused and has unusual bursts of anger and fits of depression.”
The sources believe it to be chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is a brain disease triggered by repeated head injuries—most likely from his football career.
Although Simpson has anywhere from 1 to 25 years left in prison, the physical and mental decline his fellow inmates are reporting seems to indicate he’s quickly worsening.