O. J. Simpson did a radio interview with a North Dakota radio Station, KFGO, where he made a few comments concerning his upcoming trial in Las Vegas this coming September 8, 2008. He claims he is being victimized by an ambitious Nevada prosecutor that is pressing an armed robbery case even though the alleged victims say they don’t want to take this to court. He is making claims saying this is only because of who he is.

Simpson told the radio show reporter “If I was anybody else I wouldn’t be going to court. How many trials have you ever heard of where both of the victims say they don’t want this guy to go to jail, they don’t want to go to court, and you still go to court? It’s only me.” He added, “But unfortunately for me I got like a bull’s eye on my front, dollar sign on my back, you get involved with people who want to be governor and stuff.”

Simpson’s lawyer, Yale Galanter says he thinks OJ’s comments just shows how frustrated he really is over this incident. OJ and his two co-defendants have denied the charges held on them for kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon.

As everyone knows OJ was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman in 1995. Just last month, Mike Gilbert, an ex-friend of OJ’s, claimed he helped OJ wiggle his way out of murder charges by telling him how to make his hand swell up so the bloody gloves wouldn’t fit his hands.

Gilbert wrote a book about the murder and claims that a groggy OJ who was high on marijuana, confessed to killing his ex-wife after he was acquitted. The book, titled, “How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder: The Shocking Inside Story of Violence, Loyalty, Regret, and Remorse” was released on May 12, 2008.

Simpson’s lawyer claims that none of what Gilbert is saying is true and he claims that Gilbert is a delusional drug addict who needs money. He says he is in trouble with the IRS. Galanter, who refused to let OJ comment directly because of the trial coming up in Las Vegas,  said he talked to OJ about this and this stuff not only didn’t occur but it isn’t factually supported by the evidence.

Gilbert admitted he does have problems with the Internal Revenue Service which was caused by Simpson, but he claims he could take a blood test and pass it but doubts if OJ could.

Jan Barrett

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