Former NFL legend and convicted felon O.J. Simpson decided to give former President Donald Trump some advice following a second indictment, this time on 37-counts related to his possession of classified documents which were discovered during an FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate last summer. This should definitely be entertaining if nothing else.
According to Newsweek, Simpson posted a video on Twitter last Friday where he gave Trump some pointers concerning what he learned during his rather lengthy time dealing with the criminal justice system, which dates back to the alleged role he had in the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, during the early 1990s.
One of the pieces of advice Simpson’s legal team gave him throughout that case and the one in 2007 which concerned his involvement in a Las Vegas robbery, was to not discuss the case before any sort of ruling had been made.
“The one thing they all told me and stressed to me was ‘do not talk about the case publicly,” Simpson stated in the video. “Do not do interviews about the case. […] I don’t know if Donald’s lawyers are stressing this too. If they’re not, they should be fired, and he should sue.”
The best legal advice I ever received pic.twitter.com/bSa2OiZSRy
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 9, 2023
Newsweek reportedly attempted to reach out to Trump’s current presidential campaign for a comment concerning the advice from Simpson, but as of this writing has not received a response.
However, it might be too late to heed Simpson’s words as almost immediately after the indictment news broke on Friday, Jonathan Swan of the New York Times reported that Trump was planning to bring two reporters on board his plane for interviews.
Simpson followed the advice of his attorneys and did not talk about the case until well after things had blown over. He ended up writing a book about the whole situation called, “If I Did It,” where the former NFL player provides a description of the murders of his wife and Goldman in a “hypothetical” admission of guilt.
The rights to the book, written by a ghostwriter, were given to Goldman’s family in 2017, who promptly changed the title to “I Did It.”
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