For the first time in more than four decades, the Buffalo Bills have issued O.J. Simpson's No. 32 to another player.
Running back Senorise Perry, who joined the Bills in March after spending the past two seasons with the Miami Dolphins, has been wearing Simpson's old jersey number during Buffalo's offseason program.
"I thought it was retired, but then I was told it was available," Perry told Tim Graham of The Athletic. "Boom, I took it."
Simpson has no issue with the Bills giving out his number.
"Whatever they do is fine with me," the Hall of Fame running back said. "That's how I feel. When I played there, I tried to honor the team. Since I left, I always tried to honor the Bills."
Simpson played for the Bills from 1969 to 1977, winning four rushing titles during that time.