Antonio Brown

Brown’s latest custom cleats honor Kimbo Slice, Jose Fernandez

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Antonio Brown has donned some eccentric cleats this season, and he’s not letting fines stop him from being fresh.

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver took to Twitter to display the cleats he will wear on Sunday. Brown, a Miami native, will honor Kimbo Slice and Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when he takes on the Dolphins.

Brown has already worn cleats to honor the late Muhammad Ali and Arnold Palmer this season and the NFL has taken notice. He was fined for his Week 1 spikes against the Redskins because they did not match the Steelers’ color scheme. If he complies with league rules and takes them off before the game, he should avoid a fine. If he wears these during the game like he did in Washington, he can expect a call from the league office.

O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing draws ‘hundreds of letters’ regarding case

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O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday drew nationwide attention, and the Board of Parole Commissioners demonstrated that by showing the “hundreds of letters of support and opposition” for Simpson.

The commissioner noted that a majority of the opposition letters asked the board to consider Simpson’s 1995 acquittal in the murder case of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman and the subsequent civil case that ordered Simpson to pay $25 million to the victims’ families. But the letters were not considered in the case, in which the board paroled the former football star after he was sentenced to nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping in 2007 when he attempted to retrieve memorabilia that he claimed belonged to him.

The commissioner displayed what appeared to be five stacks of letters and said that the board “always encourages public opinion.” The parole hearing received widespread public attention, broadcast live nationally and drawing hundreds of reporters.

Simpson could be released as early as October.

Parole commissioner makes awkward-yet-hilarious slip up in O.J. Simpson’s hearing

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O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday captured moments of remorse and regret from the former Heisman running back but also a moment that was awkward, embarrassing and, frankly, comedic.

When the chairman of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, Connie Bisbee, was verifying Simpson’s information, she made an unfortunate slip.

“We have that you are currently — well very recently you turned 90 years old,” Bisbee said to Simpson. After she realized she added a full 20 years to the 70-year-old Simpson’s actual age, Bisbee quickly apologized and corrected herself.

Laughing, Simpson responded “I feel like it, though.” The courtroom burst out laughing in a short moment of comedic relief.

It was announced shortly after the hearing that Simpson’s parole had been granted. Simpson is on track to be a freed man this year.