O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter: "I've Got a Little Getting Even to Do"

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The 71-year-old former NFL player launched an account on the social media platform the same week as the 25th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, of which he was accused and ultimately acquitted.

O.J. Simpson has joined Twitter and, in his first post, said he has "a little getting even to do."

The former NFL great, who has kept a relatively low profile since his release from prison in October 2017, on Friday launched an account on the social media platform. The location of the account is Las Vegas, where Simpson currently resides after serving nine years for a robbery and kidnapping conviction.

"Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly," says Simpson in the video post (below), which is pinned to the top of his profile page. "Coming soon to Twitter you'll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. Now, there's a lot of fake O.J. accounts out there, so this one @TheRealOJ32, is the only official one. So, it should be a lot of fun — I've got a little getting even to do."

In an interview earlier this week with the Associated Press, the 71-year-old said, "My family and I have moved on to what we call the 'no negative zone.' We focus on the positives." Simpson was speaking 25 years after he was accused and ultimately acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.