Last week, a rusty knife was found in the back yard of OJ Simpson’s Brentwood, CA home. This is significant, of course, because Simpson was put on trial for the stabbing death of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman back in 1994. Though OJ Simpson was ultimately acquitted of this crime, he did end up in prison years later in 1998 for kidnapping and armed robbery. He was sentenced to 33 years.
Of course, word has made its way to OJ Simpson that the knife was found, but according to a friend, retired prison guard Jeffrey Felix, Simpson found the discovery of the knife laughable, and is quoted as saying, “If the knife is rusted, I can’t be busted.” This, of course, is a play on the famous line from Johnnie Cochran, O.J.’s lawyer, who said, “If [the glove] doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”
Felix, who has a book about his experiences with Simpson coming out next week, Guarding the Juice, said, “He thinks it’s a total joke. O.J. is laughing about it. He’s on top of his game. He’s like Muhammad Ali.”
Felix also said, “He says almost every construction worker carries one of those folding knives. Anyone could have dropped it.”
Felix knew OJ Simpson for about seven years and reveals in his book that the former football player and actor gets special treatment in prison. He said all guards and inmates must wear and ID card on their pocket, but Simpson doesn’t have to, and he is the only inmate with that privilege. There is a reason for this, however, according to Felix:
“When O.J. was first in the system, two guards were fired for making an extra ID card and taking it home.”
Felix also claims that OJ Simpson is a model prisoner, and “all he thinks about is parole.” He doesn’t have long to wait, as he is eligible for parole in 2017.