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O.J.’s Cigar Bar Interview: Anybody Else Wouldn’t Be Tried

Posted Jun 27, 2008 12:32 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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O.J. Simpson hinted that an armed robbery charge against him is politically motivated, in an interview he gave to a North Dakota radio station in a Fargo cigar bar.

"If I was anybody else, I wouldn't be going to court,'' Simpson told the KFGO interviewer while vacationing in the area, according to an Associated Press report. ''How many trials have you ever heard of where both of the victims say they don't want this guy to go to jail, they don't want to go to court, and you still go to court?'' Simpson asked. ''It's only me.

“But unfortunately for me,'' Simpson said, ''I got like a bull's eye on my front, dollar sign on my back, you get involved with people who want to be governor and stuff.''

Simpson faces charges of armed robbery and kidnapping for an alleged attempt to steal items from two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room. Parts of the interview are available on YouTube.

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