Jewish World Review Oct. 14, 2002 / 8 Mar-Cheshvan, 5763
O.J. no longer "100% sure" he's innocent
Calls Johnnie Cochran's recent statements 'thought provoking'
Days after former O.J. Simpson defense attorney Johnnie Cochran admitted he is
no longer 100% certain that his client was innocent, Mr. Simpson today said that his
attorney had planted "fresh seeds of doubt" in his own mind.
"For years, I've been pretty sure that I did not murder my wife," Mr. Simpson said
today at a golf course in Boca Raton, Florida, where he was taking a rare break from
searching for the real killers of his wife. "But if Johnnie's not 100% sure, I'm like,
hey, maybe I better take another look at this."
Mr. Simpson added that it would be "crazy" not to be swayed by Mr. Cochran's new
statements, which he called "thought provoking."
"Look, you're talking about a guy, Johnnie Cochran, who is a pretty smart guy," Mr.
Simpson said. "If he said maybe I did it, then maybe I did it."
Mr. Cochran's doubts about Mr. Simpson's innocence may help resolve one
lingering mystery for the former Heisman Trophy winner: why it has been so difficult
for him to find his wife's real killers, whom he pledged to hunt down after his
acquittal in 1995.
The former NFL star said that, in light of the new revelations, he may slow down his
search, which he said has occupied almost every waking moment of his life for the
past seven years.
"If it turns out that I'm actually the one who did it, then looking for the real killers
would be a big old waste of time," Mr. Simpson said.
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