Sorry is also what O.J. Simpson is *not* saying:
In a stunning announcement, FOX TV says it plans to interview the 59-year-old former football star and actor about "how he would have committed" the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, for which he was acquitted in a criminal trial.So, let's just say "wow." Two questions:
On Nov. 30, Simpson's book, titled If I Did It, which Regan is publishing, goes on sale. Its text "hypothetically describes how the murders would have been committed," according to a press release.
The Post says that Simpson was reputedly paid $3.5 million for the book.
- Does anyone think he is "hypothetically" describing anything? I'd always been agnostic about whether O.J. did it or not. I didn't see the evidence (except through the lens of the media), so I always punted the question. But one must ask, "if he were innocent, why would you write a book like that?" Of course, I guess you could also just ask "why would you write a book like that?" and find it equally hard to come up with an answer.
- Ah, there's the answer: $3.5 million. This begs the question: will you buy the book? Do you know of someone who would? (By the way, I always thought that all of Simpson's earnings these days, above a certain "survival" level, go to the Brown and Goldman families to pay the award from the civil trial. If that's right, then O.J. isn't getting incremental income from this $3.5 million or book royalties- they'd just get passed on to the Browns and Goldmans.)