They say women tend to date men similar to their father’s, so it’s no surprise that O.J. Simpson‘s daughter, Sydney Simpson, 32, is dating an ex-con! The disgraced football player’s second-youngest is reportedly seeing a Florida man who was once charged with a hit-and-run, according to Radar Online.
Robert Blackmon, 28, was arrested in 2009 after slamming his Cadillac into a ditch and fleeing the scene. According to a Florida state accident report, the incident occurred after a night of bar-hopping. “Blackmon said he was returning home from the 600 [block] area of W. Tennessee street and turned onto Domingo Dr.,” the report stated.
Sydney snaps a selfie on July 4, 2016.
An “unknown individual” reportedly called a towing company around 2 a.m. to report that there was a vehicle in a ditch. Police found blood inside the unoccupied car and outside on the passenger door, and cops caught up with Robert at a hospital. He admitted to the accident — and coming from an area known for bars. He was found guilty of leaving the scene of a crash, careless driving, failure to report the accident, and was ordered to pay a fine. He was not, however, required to take a blood-alcohol test — something local officials are now questioning.
Despite the charges, Robert ran for a city council seat in St. Petersburg, FL. At the time, he said he wasn’t concerned about his previous charges — or his connection to the Simpson family, which also includes Sydney’s brother Justin and her half-siblings Arnelle and Jason Simpson. “If that’s the will of the people, that’s the will of the people… I hope to keep [the campaign] to the issues,” he said, adding that “the entire Simpson family are great people.” Unfortunately, he lost the election in September.
Watch the video below to learn more about what Sydney’s been up to in 2017!