The Melvin Gordon situation in Denver has been weird all year.
They didn’t know if he’d be returning, then announced that he had resigned from the team. Most people thought that since Javonte Williams showed a lot of promise last season, Gordon would be the sure backup, but that wasn’t the case. He was especially considering his fumbling issues.
The two were splitting carries, with many fans thinking he was taking carries away from Williams. Williams then gets hurt, and the logical thought was Gordon would now be the featured back, but that wasn’t the case. Broncos brought Latavius Murray and others who split with Gordon for the last few weeks until the Broncos announced Monday that they were waiving Gordon.
He had an interesting way of saying goodbye to Denver and the fans by using none other than Yours Truly, OJ Simpson. He used a pic with him photoshopped into the white Bronco OJ was in that was getting chased by police after he was accused of murdering his ex-wife and her boyfriend.
Viewers across the nation are glued to their television screens on June 17, 1994, watching as a fleet of black-and-white police cars pursues a white Ford Bronco along Interstate 405 in Los Angeles, California. Inside the Bronco is Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson, a former professional football player, actor and sports commentator whom police suspected of involvement in the recent murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
The bodies of Brown Simpson and Goldman were found outside her home in the exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood shortly after midnight on June 13, 1994. Bloodstains matching Simpson’s blood type were found at the crime scene, and the star had become the focus of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) investigation by the morning of June 17. When police arrived to arrest Simpson at the home of his friend and lawyer, Robert Kardashian, they found that Simpson had slipped out the back door with his former college and Buffalo Bills teammate Al Cowlings. The two men had then driven off in Cowlings’ white Ford Bronco.
After a news conference–in which his lawyer, Howard Shapiro, announced that Simpson was distraught and might attempt suicide–the LAPD officially declared the former football star a fugitive. Around 7 p.m. PST, police located the white Bronco by tracing calls made from Simpson’s cellular phone. Simpson was reported to be in the back seat of the vehicle, holding a gun to his head. With news helicopters following the slow chase from above and cameras broadcasting the dramatic events live to millions of astonished viewers, vehicles from the LAPD and California Highway Patrol pursued the Bronco for about an hour as it traveled at some 35 miles per hour along I-405. Finally, after about an hour, the Bronco pulled into the driveway of Simpson’s Brentwood home. He emerged from the car close to 9 pm and was immediately arrested and booked on double murder charges.
Not the best way to do things if you want another job.
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