ESPN.com has just released this story that a drunk and stoned O.J. Simpson admitted to a friend that he killed his ex-wife. Oops.
He said Simpson had smoked pot, took a sleeping pill and was drinking beer when he confided at his Brentwood home weeks after his trial what happened the night of June 12, 1994. Simpson said he went to his ex-wife's condominium, but did not bring a knife with him. Simpson told him Nicole Brown Simpson had one in her hand when she opened the door.
In a soft mumble, Simpson told him: "If she hadn't opened that door with a knife in her hand ... she'd still be alive."
"Nothing more needed to be said," Gilbert writes. "O.J. had confessed to me. There's no doubt in my mind."
Problem with this new bit of info is that Mike Gilbert is pulling a Jose Conseco and releasing his own book "How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder: The Shocking Inside Story of Violence, Loyalty, Regret and Remorse" so the argument is out there that he's just trying to sell books. O.J.'s lawyer has come out and said that "a delusional drug addict who needs money. He's fallen on very hard times. He is in trouble with the IRS."
Because you know, when you're defending somebody with the same wonderful moral fiber as O.J. Simpson, you can say things like that. Simpson's not exactly championing his own innocence with his book "If I Did It". You can pretty much get the gist of the book by the title.
But hell, if you're going to admit to murder, you might as well do it to your druggie friend while you're also under the influence. That's the perfect time to seek confidence in another human being.