OJ Simpson Wants to Play Himself in 'Anger Management'

Producers give a thumbs-up; network execs give a thumbs-down.

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O.J. Simpson (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Although O.J. Simpson is only five years into a 33-year stint at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Reno, Nev., the disgraced football legend, who was acquitted of double murder but years later sentenced to jail on unrelated robbery charges, is already looking for work, should he be granted an early release.

According to the New York Post, Simpson's promoter, Norman Pardo, has reached out to producers of the FX sitcom Anger Management in hopes that his client can land a role playing himself. Anger Management stars Charlie Sheen as a former minor league baseball player-turned-therapist.

In anticipation of being sprung early from his 33-year stretch at Lovelock Correctional Center outside of Reno, Nev., The Juice hopes to land a recurring, comeback role on "Anger Management."

Simpson's longtime promoter, Norman Pardo, recently pitched the idea to a senior production exec on the FX series and was met with a resounding thumbs-up.

"He said, 'Anger Management' with O.J. Simpson? That would be a perfect fit!" Pardo told The Post.

But of course, Simpson has to work out some other issues before he can walk onto the set. For one, a source from FX tells the Huffington Post that Simpson on Anger Management would never happen. But a bigger issue is Simpson's current prison time.

His plans for a Hollywood comeback will be moot unless Las Vegas District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell shows him mercy.

In May, Bell presided over a weeklong hearing during which Simpson's new attorneys, Patricia Palm and Ozzie Fumo, sought to have his 2008 conviction tossed on allegations that Galanter's incompetence and conflicts of interest made it impossible for him to get a fair shake in the robbery trial.

Before the infamous murder trial, Simpson was building a promising career as an actor. He starred in the 1994 comedy Naked Gun 33 1/3.

Read more at the New York Post.