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O.J. Skipping Hall Reunion


O.J. Simpson won't attend a reunion of NFL Hall of Famers this weekend, reportedly because he is too busy moving to Florida.

Simpson never responded to an invitation sent to all 136 living inductees and the Hall of Fame left his name off the guest list, Joe Horrigan, a spokesman for the Hall of Fame, said Wednesday.

Simpson told USA Today he is preoccupied with his move from Los Angeles to Miami. Simpson did not respond to a request for further comment left with a spokesman working with the former running back.

In 1995, Simpson was acquitted at a criminal trial of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was found liable for the deaths in a civil trial.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame with Simpson in 1985, said earlier this year he hoped Simpson would not attend the reunion. Staubach is among 111 inductees planning to be in Canton this weekend.

On Saturday, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Howie Long, Dan Rooney and Dave Wilcox will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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