Ex-NFL star OJ Simpson reportedly diagnosed with prostate cancer - symptoms explained

OJ Simpson, right, during his murder trial in the 1990s. (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)OJ Simpson, right, during his murder trial in the 1990s. (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)
OJ Simpson, right, during his murder trial in the 1990s. (Picture: AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
The former Buffalo Bills running back has also disputed rumours that he is in hospice care.

NFL Hall of Famer OJ Simpson has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer.

News reports are emerging from the USA that Simpson is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Las Vegas, NV. The 76-year-old, who was acquitted of a double murder charge in 1995, has denied rumours that he is in hospice care.

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It is rumoured that Simpson was diagnosed with prostate cancer, although this has not been confirmed.

Over the course of his playing career, OJ Simpson gained a reputation as one of the greatest running backs of all time. He played 11 seasons in the NFL, for most of which he was signed to the Buffalo Bills.

Ahead of the Super Bowl yesterday (February 11) Simpson tweeted his support for the San Francisco 49ers. He said: "I’m from the Bay and I’m going with Bay! Let's go 49ers."

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