Nevada State Troopers are investigating a Friday inmate-on-inmate assault at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, NV which left former NFL star OJ Simpson in critical condition.
According to a Saturday NST dispatch, troopers received a call from a sergeant at the prison at about 7:30 p.m. reporting that 66-year-old OJ Simpson had been assaulted by 26-year-old Joseph Goldsmith.
“Simpson was air-lifted to Renown Critical Care Hospital in Reno, NV for treatment,” troopers wrote. “while at the hospital his condition worsened and is currently on life support.”
According to prison officials, Simpson approached Goldsmith in the prison cafeteria and demanded that Goldsmith give up one of the tacos he was eating. After a short altercation Goldsmith knocked Simpson to the ground and kicked him several times. He then took a bite of his taco and spit it on Simpson before yelling, “There, Nig*a. How you like that taco now?”
Goldsmith, who is serving 17 years for arson, will have an assault charge added to his criminal record.