O.J. Simpson talked about that “If I Did It” Fox special and said “if he had confessed 12 years ago” people would know it, according to Buffalo News Friday.
In the special that aired last Sunday titled, “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession,” the former National Football Player sits down with publisher Judith Reagan in an interview taken in 2006 about his book “If I Did It.” In the book, he tells a hypothetical account of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson was tried and acquitted of both murders.
The never-before-aired special at the time was viewed as a confession of sorts.
But Simpson argued that the special was designed just to get “ratings.”
“When people want to make money or get ratings they’re going to pimp me,” the 70-year-old Hall of Famer shared. “I’m going to get pimped.”
Simpson’s pal and former Buffalo Bills player Sherman White phoned in during the interview and the two laughed about the Fox special being a confession.
“Listen, if I confessed 12 years ago,” Simpson said to White, “you would have heard about it 12 years ago!”
He also admitted that he didn’t watch the special and never watches anything about himself including the ESPN series “O.J.: Made in America” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” miniseries on FX.
“I watch nothing of me,” the football player said. “I didn’t watch the [Fox special Sunday night] because I knew they were all haters, and people will say things that are just not true, and there’s nobody there to challenge them, and that would piss me off.
“So why? It’s a beautiful day,” he added. “I’m about to go play golf. Why should I have some crap in my mind? You’ve got to let it go.”