O.J. Simpson launches Twitter account nearly two years after being released from prison

O.J. Simpson is the latest celebrity on Twitter. TWTR, -0.52%

The NFL Hall of Famer created an account on the social networking site and has posted a video, entitled “Coming Soon!!!” By Saturday afternoon, Simpson had already attracted over 225,000 followers.

“You’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” the 71-year-old former football player says in the video. ““It should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do.”

Simpson’s lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, confirmed to CNN that the account and video are authentic.

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