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O.J. Simpson Brain Cancer Claims May Lead to Shorter Sentence After Clemency Plea

New Reports are indicating that NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson may have brain cancer, which may lead him to ask President Barack Obama to commute his sentence in order to be treated for his condition.

Simpson was jailed in 2008 for an armed robbery involving sports memorabilia that took place at a Las Vegas hotel room. Simpson must serve at least four more years of his 33-year sentence before he can be eligible for parole at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.

Previous reports indicated that Simpson was suffering from the effects of eroding health, but new claims involving a possible brain cancer diagnosis has Simpson looking to have his sentence commuted.

Simpson, 66, "put off the doctors for weeks after he first started experiencing the symptoms because he was afraid of what they would find," a source told the

Simpson has faced several health ailments since starting his sentencing five years ago. Reports form this past summer stated that the former football star and broadcaster was suffering from diabetes, blurred vision, stuttering, and failing hearing, according to reports by The Washington Times.

"I know I'm gonna die soon," Simpson allegedly told another prisoner, according to the same source. "I don't care anymore. My life is over. I'm done."

Simpson captured national headlines after he was found not guilty of murdering Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman on Oct. 3, 1995.

Simpson was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1969 and went on to become the first running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season and be elected to the Hall of Fame. After retiring Simpson built a successful career as a sports broadcaster, analyst and actor before he was charged with the murder of Brown Simpson and Goldman.

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