During his parole hearing on Thursday, O.J. Simpson told a panel that “no one ever accused me of pulling a weapon on them.”
Simpson made the statements as he explained the events that led up to the robbery he was convicted for in Nevada, where he tried to retrieve sports collectibles and personal items that the former football star said belonged to him.
During his statements to the board, Simpson said, “I am no danger to pull a gun on anybody. I never have in my life. I’ve never been accused of it in my life.”
“I would never ever pull a weapon on anybody,” he continued.
Many pointed out Simpson’s statements seemed a bit brazen, considering he faced charges in the 1990s in the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was ultimately acquitted in court — but not necessarily in public opinion.
"Nobody ever accused me of pulling a weapon on them."— neontaster (@neontaster) July 20, 2017
Yeah, because they were missing their heads at the time. #OJSimpsonParole
" no one ever accused me of pulling a weapon on them" - OJ— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) July 20, 2017
Well that's hard to do when you are DEAD#OJSimpsonParole
#OJSimpson said he would never pull weapon on anyone. Well noone who would live to tell about it.#OJparolehearing #OJSimpsonParole #OJ #ESPN— Scott Kerman (@tgrandstanders) July 20, 2017
When OJ says "no one has ever accused me of pulling a weapon on them." #OJSimpsonParole pic.twitter.com/WufYlNRqkF— Nick Castillo (@Nick_Castillo74) July 20, 2017