EAGLES DARIUS SLAY TWEETS A RARE R. I. P. TO THE LATE O. J.

By Max Harper

Reactions from O. J. Simpson’s former teammates to his death were hard to find.

The Associated Press had only a couple players among its collection of reactions:

“We really didn’t get along in the beginning. But eventually we became roommates and everything. So we had an outstanding relationship. We did a lot of things together. We went through a lot when he had his good years in Buffalo.” — Booker Edgerson, Simpson’s teammate in Buffalo, by phone to The Associated Press.

“I’m sad because, when people die you go `Oh, God, that’s terrible.’ But what happened to him, and maybe he brought it upon himself, but he was an icon in the nation. And he meant a lot (to) people doing those commercials. He did a lot for the Black race even though he didn’t know it. He wasn’t Muhammad Ali or anything, but he was doing things for athletes and not just Black athletes, but he kicked us into a really big thing. That’s what I think of him. He was a groundbreaker.” — Joe DeLamielleure, Hall of Fame offensive lineman, Simpson’s teammate in Buffalo, by phone to The Associated Press.

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