OJ Simpson developed 'delusional' behavior in prison and often reflected on Nicole Brown murder, says former guard

OJ Simpson developed 'delusional' behavior in prison and often reflected on Nicole Brown murder, says former guard
The late OJ Simpson might have developed CTE, according to his erstwhile prison guard (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: OJ Simpson, who died on April 10 after a brief battle with prostate cancer, might have shown signs of brain damage during his stay at the Nevada prison.

After the news of the death of the former footballer broke, a former prison guard recounted the days of Simpson’s nine-year stay in the Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada from 2008 to 2017.

LOVELOCK, NV - JULY 20: O.J. Simpson attends a parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center July 2
OJ Simpson might have shown CTE (Getty Images)

Retired guard recalls OJ Simpson showing CTE

Retired guard Jeffrey Felix, who was posted at the Lovelock Correctional Facility during Simpson’s stay, recently shared with New York Post that the talented footballer would often wake up disoriented in his prison cell and wonder where he was - suggesting a possible sign of brain damage.

Felix shared, “He’d wake up in the morning wondering what [his] tee time was for golf, and he’s in a prison.”

The retired guard theorized that Simpson suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It has been found that many retired NFL players develop this concussion-related brain disease because of the injuries received during their careers.

Felix further recalled that the former Buffalo Bills running back was “very forgetful,” before adding that he often got delusional regarding his medication and dinner time. Juice also reportedly suffered from multiple bouts of headaches.

Felix propounded, “I think he had that CTE thing from…the tackles and the helmet collisions.” Recently, it was also reported that his family did not accept requests for his brain to be donated for CTE research.

Portrait of American former foorball player OJ Simpson and his wife, Nicole Brown (1959 - 1994), as they attend a party at the Harley Davidson Cafe, New York, New York, 1993. Simpson was tried for the murder of his wife (on June 12, 1994) and, though he was acquitted in the murder trial, he was found guilty of wrongful death in a subsequent civil suit--still later, he was found guilty of other felony charges (unrelated to the murder) and convicted in 2008. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
OJ Simpson was accused of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown (Rose Hartman/Getty Images)

He added, “In practice, they’d light him up,” before theorizing, “He took a lot of hits . . . he took more hits in practice than on the football field.”

The retired guard, who was in close vicinity of the NFL great, shared that Simpson’s confusion often led to his contemplations about the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Felix recalled that when Simpson was in prison, he once shared with him that, “Only two people know who killed Nicole Brown Simpson: [me] and Al Cowlings.”

Cowlings was involved in the infamous slow-paced car chase after the 1994 murders of Brown and Goldman, as he drove Simpson in the white Ford Bronco across the city of Los Angeles prior to the ‘trial of the century’ where Juice was acquitted.

However, later Simpson again insisted to Felix that he was planning to look for the “actual murderer” when he would be free.

Simpson’s often disoriented state in the prison ultimately led Felix to say that “OJ was delusional.”

OJ Simpson’s ex-manager suggests Juice was delusional

Besides the retired guard who closely observed Simpson during his prison stay, Juice’s ex-manager, Norman Pardo, also propounded the same theory.

Pardo recently suggested that Simpson probably had neurological damage, which he observed during their multiple cross-country travels.

Simpson’s ex-manager shared, “OJ wasn’t right in the head,” before adding, “He would talk to himself in the car and then he’d argue with himself in the car . . . sometimes he’d talk like he was talking in the third person.”

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