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THEY SAID IT
April 28, 1969
?O. J. Simpson, USC's All-America back and pro football's No. 1 draft choice: "Money means everything to the ghetto kids, who don't have any. I want to do youth work. If I can show that I got something material from sports, they'll respect me, but if I was a track star and wound up in recreation work in the parks with nothing much, they wouldn't. When I was a kid, Willie Mays was my hero, not just because he was a good baseball player, but because he had a big house to show for it."
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April 28, 1969

They Said It

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? O. J. Simpson, USC's All-America back and pro football's No. 1 draft choice: "Money means everything to the ghetto kids, who don't have any. I want to do youth work. If I can show that I got something material from sports, they'll respect me, but if I was a track star and wound up in recreation work in the parks with nothing much, they wouldn't. When I was a kid, Willie Mays was my hero, not just because he was a good baseball player, but because he had a big house to show for it."

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