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Bills Finally Come to Their Senses and Give Out OJ Simpson's Number

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: A Buffalo Bills helmet sits on the bench before the game against the New York Jets at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Brett Carlsen

After 42 years and a few horrendous incidents later, OJ Simpon's no. 32 is finally getting worn by a Buffalo Bill again.

There's no denying what kind of player "Juice" was during his time in the NFL, as he was the first running back ever to eclipse 2,000 yards rushing in a single season back in 1973. But as we all know, OJ isn't necessarily known for what he did on the football field anymore.

It was about time that the Bills came to their senses and allowed another player to wear the No. 32. They probably should have allowed players to wear it right after the murder trial back in the 90s, right?

Even so, 27-year-old running back Senorise Perry is the man who will now take the field with 32 draped across his back. No pressure.

It doesn't sound like OJ even cared that much about this issue one way or another. When he was asked about someone else wearing his number as a member of the Bills, he had this to say:

"Whatever they do is fine with me. That's how I feel. When I played there, I tried to honor the team. Since I left, I always tried to honor the Bills."

Well, we can't say you've done a great job honoring the team off the field. In fact, you've done a pretty terrible job at that. But hey, it's good to know you won't be pitching a fit when Perry lines up in preseason wearing No. 32.