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O.J. joins Twitter – "I've got a little gettin 'even to do"

LOS ANGELES – O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video in which the former football star said he had a "little pleasure to do".

Simpson confirmed the new account at the Associated Press on Saturday, saying during a phone interview while he was on a golf course in Las Vegas that "it would be very fun".

"I have things to straighten out," he says.

He did not specify before saying that he had to go and ended the call.

Until 5 pm ET Saturday, Simpson had more than 251,000 subscribers on Twitter.

Simpson has generally been low-profile since his release from prison in October 2017 for robbery and kidnapping, following an attempted theft of some of his sports memorabilia in a hotel room in Las Vegas.

In the Twitter video, Simpson said his followers could read all his thoughts and opinions on "just about anything".

"Now there are a lot of fake O.J. accounts," he says, adding that this one would be official. He seemed to record the message himself and finished it with a smile.

Aged 71, this 71-year-old recently told AP that he was happy and healthy to live in Las Vegas 25 years after the murder of his ex-wife and friend. Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death on the night of June 12, 1994.

Simpson was finally acquitted of the crime after a televised trial that rivaled the nation and raised thorny issues of racism, police misconduct, celebrities and domestic violence.

Relatives of both victims expressed their disgust that Simpson could live as he does. Simpson was sentenced to pay $ 33.5 million for the wrongful death of both victims, but most of the judgment was not paid.

Simpson continued to declare his innocence in both murders. The murder case is officially classified as unresolved.

In his recent interview, Simpson told AP that neither his children nor he ever wanted to talk about the massacre again.

"My family and I switched to what we call the" non-negative zone. "We focus on the positive aspects," he said.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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