Saturday , July 20 2024

Limbo Life

Nine years after the “Trial of the Century,” O.J. Simpson talks to Playboy magazine:

    “I didn’t commit the crime. That is why I got off,” he said. “I feel in my heart that I got off because I was innocent. But I don’t know if I could have proven my innocence if I didn’t have the money. And that’s a shame. Yes, it is a shame that in this country it costs so much to get good representation.”

    In the wide-ranging interview published in the current issue of the magazine, Simpson also disclosed that after his acquittal he smoked marijuana in order to get to sleep. [AP]

Hey that’s illegal, lock his ass up.

What a bizarre existence Simpson must have: still claiming his innocence, the years go by. Due to the all-or-nothing nature of our legal system (although he was later held liable for the killings and ordered him to pay the victims’ survivors $33.5 million by a civil jury), he must be treated, at least on the surface, like any other member of society in good standing. He walks the earth freely while at least 80% of the nation believes he is a stone double-murderer. Perhaps Simpson’s powers of self-delusion are such that he has convinced himself of his innocence. Most of us, however, are not so easily deluded. I fear Nicole and Ron do not rest easily.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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