publication date: Friday, February 9, 2018 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Crime

clue: The controversy over this former running back getting away with murder has yet to run out of juice.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Mark VanZorn

trivia: In the early days of the game, certain celebrities kept being submitted as guesses: For technology goos, Bill Gates was frequently guessed, even though he had already been a goo. If it was a television or lifestyle goo, Martha Stewart's name often came up. And if it was a crime goo, O.J. Simpson was usually guessed at least once. Inspired by this, I deliberately made a goo of O.J. Simpson (2002), followed a few weeks later by Martha Stewart. Together these goos began the tradition of "do-over" goos that continues to this day, using incorrect guesses as inspiration. –Scott Hardie

20th Anniversary: Celebrity Goo Game has changed a lot since it began in February 1998. The twenty goos in this theme recreate the twenty most impactful and game-changing goos from the last two decades, in order of their influence. Happy anniversary, goo game!

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