Washington, Jan 4: Former American football hero OJ Simpson has reportedly issued a clemency plea to US President Barack Obama, claiming that he may be suffering from brain cancer and as such, should be allowed to leave prison and go free.
The former NFL star, who is currently serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and robbery, was jailed in 2008 and would be eligible for parole in 2017.
According to Washington Times, Simpson is being tested for a tumor on his brain to determine whether he has cancer, adding that he is convinced that he is due to die any day now, for which he has turned to the White House and begged for freedom via a letter to the president.
Simpson, who has been in poor health for years, has gained weight since his imprisonment and also suffers from diabetes, blurred vision, stuttering and failing hearing, the report added. (ANI)