O.J. Simpson has been all over headlines recently, mostly due to renewed interest in “The Trial of The Century” thanks to American Crime Story and ESPN’s recent documentary series on Simpson’s life. This has also brought back some of the players in the trial, particularly the surviving members of the prosecution and defense teams. Christopher Darden, in between discussions about his possible relationship with Marcia Clark, is talking about the memorable moments of the trial. During an appearance on The View this week, he went ahead and relived the infamous glove incident and talked about rumors that Simpson had confessed:
“I think he confessed it, I think he confessed it during the trial, and I think he confessed it in the L.A. County Jail, but we weren’t allowed access to the conversation or the content of the confession.”
You have to like the part where Darden says that Simpson has likely said he did it “a million times” at this point, in his sleep and awake. Darden also noted that the prosecution had heard he confessed to Rosey Grier in the middle of the trial and that if Simpson found the real killer, it was in a Nevada prison. There’s also a bit about “22 years of therapy” and other memorable things from the trial, making an actual interview from The View worth seeing.
The talk about Simpson’s confession comes on the heels of a reported friend of O.J. saying he is ready to admit he committed the murders. Ron Shipp claims that Simpson is in “torment,” something Darden thought was silly, and was ready to get the weight off his shoulders according to Complex:
“I hope one day he actually will rid us of all the doubt and all the conspiracy theories and say ‘sorry I cannot go to prison (because of double jeopardy laws), but I am sorry I did it,” says Shipp, who believes that will happen.
“I do,” he said. “I got a call about a conspiracy theory about Jason (Simpson’s son) being the killer and I thought, man, come on Juice, just say ‘my son didn’t do it.'”
The belief is that any confessions will happen if Simpson is released early next year, something that doesn’t add much confidence to the entire rumor. If he’s ready, why not do it now? And does it even really matter at this point? Most parties involved have made their decisions after 20 years.