After nearly six years behind bars, disgraced football great O.J. Simpson now wants to become a Muslim!
The National ENQUIRER has learned Simpson became interested in Islam through fellow inmates, and his current “cellie,” Smoke, put him in touch with retired pro boxer Mike Tyson, a devout Muslim.
“O.J. and Mike have been communicating the past couple of months,” said a source. “Mike has been encouraging him to study the faith and read the Koran.”
Simpson, 67, has been locked up in Nevada’s Lovelock Correction Center since December 2008 on an armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.
Sources say the Heisman Trophy winner turned to religion when his appeal for a new trial was denied late last year by a Nevada judge, leaving him disillusioned and bitter.
“O.J. really thought that he was going to be successful in a bid for a new trial and eventually be released from prison,” added the insider.