Wednesday, September 19, 2007
So, OJ Simpson has been arrested this past weekend in connection to an incident in a Las Vegas hotel room involving himself, some other men with him, and some memorabilia collectors. OJ claims the items to be sold were personal items of his that had been stolen in the past, and his breaking into the room with others was an attempt to get them back. OJ says he didn't go to the police because the police in general have been unwilling to listen to him about anything since he was found not guilty of the murders of his former wife Nicole and her then boyfriend Ronald Goldman back in 1994.
Um, hello? OJ? How stupid can you be?
It has been thirteen years since the murders and nearly twelve years since the year-long trial ended. During that time, your public ratings went down the crapper. No longer were you that once revered football hero with your name and face on endorsements world-wide. And, oh how I know this! I was a child in Buffalo Bills country in the 70's, having grown up in western NY state off of Lake Erie. OJ was huge and everyone loved him. Guess what, OJ? Times change and people's attitudes about you change, especially when your name is connected to one of the most publicized murder trials of the 20th century.
This 60 years old man needs to go away some place and quietly retire. Stay out of the public limelight. Stay away from potential situations that could put him in the suspicion of criminal activities. I'll give you a hint: barging into hotel rooms is not the way to do it. He'll forever have a target on his back, with people whispering behind his back about whether he's guilty or not. That's the price he has to pay for being (in)famous.