Athletes and Domestic Violence

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  • Matt Barnes, Gloria Govan
  • Lance Stephenson, Jasmine Williams, domestic violence
  • O.J. Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson
  • Mike Tyson, Robin Givens, domestic violence
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  • Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada, domestic Abuse
  • Deion Sanders, Pilar Sanders, domestic violence
  • Floyd Mayweather, Josie Harris, domestic violence

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson

After seven years of marriage, NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson divorced in 1992. The relationship was reportedly marred with violence, with the football star pleading no contest to spousal abuse charges in 1989. In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and acquaintance Ron Goldman were brutally murdered outside her Los Angeles home. In a nine-month trial that captured international attention, O.J. Simpson was charged with both murders, but was acquitted of all charges in 1995. He is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence in Nevada for armed robbery and kidnapping after he and several men took sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.

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