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O.J. Wanted Nothing To Do With Politics: ‘I Am Not Black. I Am O.J.’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

O.J. Simpson said he wanted nothing to do with politics when asked to get involved in civil rights protests back in college.

In the ESPN documentary part one of “O.J. Made in America,” the football Hall of Famer — best known for his 1995 murder trial — wasn’t interested when Muhammad Ali and Jim Brown got involved in making political change and others pushed for a boycott of the 1968 Olympics, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: REPORT: OJ Simpson Wants To Date Kris Jenner When He Gets Out Of Prison)

“I’m not too well enlightened on the situation,” he said in a rarely seen interview. “I don’t know exactly what they’re trying to do.” (RELATED: Report: O.J. Simpson Will Come Clean About The Murders)

Later when Simpson was reportedly pressured by his friend to “take a stand” along with other black Olympic athletes he said, “I’m not black,” he added. “I’m O.J.”

The first part of a five-part series aired Saturday night on ABC, with the next four parts scheduled to air on ESPN starting Tuesday night.

Simpson is currently serving time for an armed robbery in Las Vegas from 2008 and is up for parole next year.