It has been 42 years since O.J. Simpson wore the No. 32 when he established his Hall of Fame career with the Buffalo Bills.
Now, the Bills are reportedly giving halfback, Senorise Perry, Simpson’s No. 32 jersey. The interesting thing is, Simpson doesn’t seem to care.
“Whatever they do is fine with me,” Simpson said, per Tim Graham of The Athletic. “That’s how I feel.”
To date, the Bills have retired only three jerseys which belonged to Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, and Thurman Thomas.
As it pertains to Perry, he had this to say after he asked if he could wear No. 32.
“I thought it was retired. But then I was told it was available. Boom, I took it.”
That was easy. The Bills apparently never planned to retire Simpson’s jersey. Back in the day and well before all of his legal drama, Simpson recorded a total of 10,183 rushing yards and 57 rushing touchdowns over his nine years playing in Buffalo.
Though, it is the aforementioned Thurman Thomas who still holds the Bills’ all-time rushing record with 11,938 rushing yards on the books.