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.
Bills give out O.J. Simpson’s number 32 for the first time in 42 years (because 1027820 wasn’t fitting on the back of a jersey) https://t.co/wJyyceP9RU— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 21, 2019
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.
For the first time since 1977, the Buffalo Bills have made OJ Simpson’s #32 available. RB Senorise Perry is now wearing the number in the teams organized activities. He has 8 carries for 30 Yards in his 6 year NFL career. #NFL #Bills #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/O9hWxiYzUk— Over The Top Sports (@OverTheTopSport) May 21, 2019
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.