"Mr. President, I know my life is coming to an end. Please, don’t let me die in prison."
O.J. Simpson, the imprisoned 66-year old former American football player, is seeking clemency with President Obama because he says he has terminal brain cancer.
Simpson is currently serving a 33-year sentence in a Nevada prison for assault, robbery, and kidnapping.
Simpson has had many legal troubles over the years including millions of dollars in past due taxes and various arrests. However, most remember him from the 90's when he was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her boyfriend Ronald Goldman.
Now Simpson is pleading to be set free so he can go home and die peacefully.
According to the Washington Times, Simpson's health has been deteriorating for years. It is reported that “he’s gained weight since his imprisonment, and also suffers from blurred vision, stuttering and failing hearing.” Doctors have also warned to him to cut back on sweets as not to further affect his extreme case of diabetes.
A source told The Enquirer, “O.J. says his memory is slipping and he gets painful headaches and other symptoms. He has blurry vision, stutters sometimes and has trouble hearing what people are saying to him. At times, he feels confused and has unusual bursts of anger and fits of depression. He put off the doctors for weeks after he first started experiencing the symptoms because he was afraid of what they would find."
The source added, "Now the prison docs are telling him they believe he has a brain tumor. They plan to run a series of tests on him, MRIs, and CT scans.”
The Enquirer also reported that Simpson has finally agreed to the tests he has put off for fear of what they might find. He reportedly told a friend, 'I feel the end coming. But I don't want to die in prison like common jailhouse scum."
The source said that O.J. is clinging to the hope of being set free, saying, "I’ve been a supporter of Barack Obama since the beginning. He needs to give me a pardon!"
Prison officials have Simpson on suicide watch. Further tests will determine whether his death is as imminent as Simpson thinks it is.
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