Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Twenty years ago today, 95 million viewers across the America were glued to their televisions as police went on a low-speed chase after a white Ford Bronco as it cruised along a Los Angeles freeway. Inside the car, O.J. Simpson was sitting in the backseat, allegedly with a gun to his head. Al "A.C." Cowlings, Simpson's friend and former teammate in high school, college and the NFL, was at the wheel. The police expected Simpson to turn himself on the charges of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. But he never showed up.

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"I see O.J....he be slouchin'"

#1 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-06-17 06:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

She don't like, she don't like, she don't like...cocaine. Only she did. This case had all the markings of a drug debt execution, which OJ was made to watch because he refused to cover the debt. Not saying i know that happened, but it makes more sense; we've since seen OJ being stupid, but nothing close to that level of psychopathic brutality. But he did get the rap. Did he ever cough up the settlement in the civil suit he lost?

#2 | Posted by kenx at 2014-06-18 12:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

KENX

"Did he ever cough up the settlement in the civil suit he lost?"

No. Every thing he had was legally put in a Trust for the benefit of his children prior to the verdict. His NFL Pension (also in a Trust) was untouchable). (You cannot sue a Trust) His Heisman trophy along with some personal possessions was sold at auction for a total of about $300,000. His home was heavily leined by the Cochran law firm and was eventually foreclosed and sold at auction. The new owner tore it down.

There was some rumor at the time that the Heisman Trophy was returned to O.J. by a sympathetic anonymous buyer who paid about $230,000 for it at the auction. Don't know if that's true or not.

The partners in the civil suit received very little money.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-06-18 01:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

Howard Stern must remember this debacle with great fondness. His scamming of the news media was--by far--the best thing to come out of this dark episode...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-18 08:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

The TV personality I remember being the most obsessed with O.J.'s criminal trial was Geraldo. He spent an entire year (and beyond after the not guilty verdict) doing everything in his power to convict O.J. by Trial by Media. The man was absolutely maniacal about it.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-06-18 08:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

She's good...

Hey, LOOKOUT!

#6 | Posted by justanoversight at 2014-06-18 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

I remember hearing the radio reports as I drove home from work. I thought "Man...OJ is an American hero...what a bummer that his life has fallen apart."

But I'm just racist scum cause I think OJ is guilty.

#7 | Posted by justanoversight at 2014-06-18 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"But I'm just racist scum cause I think OJ is guilty."

Nothing racist about that, less you want to be persecuted. Most people think OJ was guilty.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-18 04:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

#8...oh bs...The media and most blacks (and some non black libs) spent years calling people racist for saying OJ is guilty. It's pretty much the same mentality of those who accuse Obama critics of racism.

#9 | Posted by justanoversight at 2014-06-18 05:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

The prosecutors in the criminal trial were outlawyered. They were tricked into letting O.J. try on the gloves, they failed to do due diligence on Detective Furman, Darden's closing argument was way off target and the collection of the DNA evidence was sloppy.

What I saw as I watched the trial (I never missed a minute) was an over zealous prosecutor's office who was under a lot of pressure to convict. They had just lost two high profile trials against the brothers who killed their wealthy parents and were engaged in a third trial, which was taking place just down the hall from O.J.'s trial.

The prosecutors made a lot of mistakes. As a result, we'll never know, beyond a reasonable doubt, (just based on the evidence presented at the trial alone) if O.J. was guilty or not. People can speculate about racism, his American hero icon status, a star-struck jury, married to a blonde, etc, etc. etc., but the evidence left the jury with no choice but to return a Not Guilty verdict. Not Guilty does not mean innocent. It means the prosecutor did not prove it's case.

Emotional responses aside, any avid trial watcher would have made the same call.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-06-19 02:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

#8...oh bs...The media and most blacks (and some non black libs) spent years calling people racist for saying OJ is guilty. It's pretty much the same mentality of those who accuse Obama critics of racism.

#9 | Posted by justanoversight at 2014-06-18 05:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't think this is true at all. I live in a northeastern blue state and the general consensus is that he's guilty. I have mentioned OJ's guilt in front of black people, would do it again and would never expect to be called a racist for that (and haven't). I've also never seen him portrayed as innocent by the media.

#11 | Posted by Sully at 2014-06-19 09:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

OJ looked like hell when he appealed for parole on his robbery conviction. i figured that's where/how they got him, & will keep him as long as they can. (i think they refused him parole, not sure.) i nevertheless have a shadow of doubt he butchered Nicole & Ron; but not that cocaine was in use by all parties, including that blond male bimbo house "guest" (whatshisname...Kato).

#12 | Posted by kenx at 2014-06-19 02:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

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