OJ Simpson is back in the news again and this time it’s not for one of his Twitter videos.
In a recent interview with The Athletic, the 74-year-old Simpson was asked what he thinks will be the focus of his obituary when he dies. Unlike a simple answer of leaving his kids everything or other things regarding his estate but he disrespectfully brought up the double homicide murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
“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.”
As you likely know, the hall of fame running back was found not guilty in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, a waiter at her favorite restaurant. Though a majority of people believe he did, and rightfully so, he had a dream team of lawyers that got him off.
Simpson continued to speak and explain 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 35 years since the trail of the century ended in a not guilty verdict. However, OJ couldn’t stay out of trouble being sentenced to prison for an armed robbery in 2008 stemming from an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.
After he was released from prison in 2017 he has been in Vegas ever since.
How many Americans, even today, wouldn’t like to live my life?” Simpson asks. “I don’t work. I play golf four or five days a week. I go out to dinner a couple of nights with friends. People want to buy me drinks. I’m always taking pictures with people. Ladies hug me.
“People truly care for me. You don’t know who truly cares about you until you’ve gone through some serious stuff, and I’ve gone through serious stuff. The media won’t say it, but that is my life. I’m living a good life now.”
OJ then dropped the most real paragraph of 2021 about fame.
“Fame is a weird thing. Doesn’t matter if you’re a good person or a bad person in this day and age. If you’re famous, you’ve got an edge in America. Fame supersedes whether you’re good or bad, and everybody is after the fame.”
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