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O.J. Simpson will not be welcomed back by USC, says Trojans' football coach

O.J. Simpson will not be welcomed back by USC, says Trojans' football coach

Being widely considered a double-murderer didn't prevent O.J. Simpson from attending a 2002 practice for the football team at Southern California, the school for which he won a 1968 Heisman Trophy. But now that Simpson is soon to be a free man again, with his release from a Nevada prison set for October, he won't be welcomed back by the Trojans.

That's according to USC Coach Clay Helton, who told reporters Thursday (via ESPN), "Right now with USC, what the administration and the athletic department have said is, no, O.J. will not be a part of our functions. That's been the statement."

Helton had been asked if Simpson might be invited back to watch the Trojans work...

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