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O.J. Simpson brain cancer rumors spread online

The former NFL star has reportedly appealed to President Obama for clemency to "let him die at home" -- if you believe the National Enquirer.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy Follow @gabbilevy Contact the Author   |   Jan. 7, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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O.J. Simpson has brain cancer and is begging President Barack Obama for clemency so he can die in peace at home.

Or at least that's what the National Enquirer would have us believe -- and despite the tabloid rag regularly publishing stories about how the footballer-turned-murder-suspect is on the verge of death -- the paper's "brain cancer bombshell" has been given more attention.

"Now, as Simpson faces a lingering death in a prison hospital, The Enquirer has learned that the desperate fallen star has taken a final stab at winning his freedom -- begging President Obama for a pardon so he can die in peace at home," the tabloid writes.

“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.”

Simpson has finally agreed to the exams – and he’s convinced he doesn’t have long to live.

“I feel the end coming,” he told a pal. “But I don’t want to die in prison like common jailhouse scum.”

Citing the Enquirer, news sites around the world -- including the Daily Mail, the Washington Times, the Huffington Post, the Root -- picked up on the report.

Then again, a few months ago, the Enquirer was claiming Simpson had severe diabetes and only had three months to live -- but was stealing cookies from the prison cafeteria. Tuesday's story also claimed Simpson angrily confessed to murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, to a prison buddy.

Simpson is serving a 33-year sentence after he was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and kidnapping.

[National Enquirer]

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