Disgraced football great O.J. Simpson was pummeled senseless in a prison yard attack according to a story in The National Enquirer. On Tuesday, the Enquirer said the 63 year-old Simpson was beaten and kicked to pulp by a young skinhead. Are your eyes welling up yet?
USA Today said the prison is denying that anything occurred.
The Enquirer recap said Simpson was punched and kicked so thoroughly and severely, the NFL Hall-of-Famer spent nearly three weeks in the prison infirmary after the surprise attack.
The article said the celebrity jailbird's mugging became such an embarrassment to prison officials, they did their best to keep the incident a secret. Nobody has given the exact date of the fight.
Simpson, the former college and NFL star is serving 33 years in Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center for his participation in an armed confrontation with a sports memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas in Sept. 2007. He is eligible for parole in 7 years.
According to The Enquirer, Simpson was a "marked man" and was secretly targeted by white supremacists for boasting about his sexual escapades with 'beautiful white women.'
Simpson's former business partner Bruce Fromong said, "Unfortunately for O.J., a group of young skinhead punks were within earshot--and they were enraged."
A spokesperson from the Nevada Department of Corrections denies the Enquirer story is true and simply said it is "totally bogus."
Poor O.J.. Imagine being pounced on in a sneak attack? Remember, if the glove fits...