OJ Simpson just doesn’t know when to close his mouth, and now he has gone and opened up a can of worms over what he said in a recent interview.
As you know, the former Buffalo Bills running back was found not guilty of the June 13, 1994, murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, a waiter at her favorite restaurant. People will go their last dying day knowing he actually did it, but had a dream-team of lawyers that got him off.
While speaking with The Athletic, the 74-year-old Simpson was asked what he believes will be the focus of his obituary when he dies. In a completely tone deaf answer, he actually brought up the double homicide and referred to it disrespectfully.
“Wow,” Simpson replied. “I hope it starts out with football. I know they’re going to add the other stuff.
“The L.A. thing, unfortunately, some people wrongfully believe something, but I moved on. I still think I’m a good guy. I didn’t let it change me. It did for a while. I was angry for a while, but I treat everybody the way I want to be treated.”
Simpson continued on why he doesn’t visit Los Angeles much these days:
“I have trouble with L.A.,” Simpson admitted. “People may think this is self-serving, but I might be sitting next to whoever did it. I really don’t know who did this.”
“You’ve got to look to learn,” said Simpson. “I figured eventually somebody would confess to something, you know?
“I had one suspect I told my lawyers to look at. I still think he might be involved, but I can’t talk about it.”
It has been over 25 years since that verdict was delivered on Oct. 3, 1995, in Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was, however, found liable for damages in the wrongful death of Goldman and battery of Brown. A $40 million civil judgment was lodged against O.J.
His bad behavior would eventually catch up with him when he spent time in prison after a kidnapping and armed robbery conviction in 2008 stemming from an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.
He was released back in 2017 and has been staying in Las Vegas ever since.