Friday, May 12, 2006

In Poor Taste

It is that time of year again. The NBA play-offs are in full swing, and O.J. Simpson and his white Ford Bronco are back in the news.
In a scene from his new candid-camera program "Juiced," O.J. Simpson pulls a prank involving the infamous white Bronco, drawing criticism from the family of a man he was accused of killing.

As part of the pay-per-view show, Simpson pretends to sell the Bronco at a used car lot and boasts to a prospective buyer that he made the vehicle famous, according to a segment aired Thursday on "Inside Edition."

"It was good for me - it helped me get away," Simpson said, referring to the slow-speed, televised police chase that preceded his 1994 arrest on charges of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Once again, the Juice flaunts his poor taste for all the nation to see. Does he not realize that such a stunt can only feed the pain that still lingers from that vicious act twelve years ago? Every time Simpson's name is mentioned I, like so many Houston Rockets fans, still feel the agony of having to watch that excruciating "chase" scene that preempted the Rocket's drive to the NBA Finals. That memory still burns in the deep, dark recesses of my mind.

Just think how the families of Simpson's real victims must feel.


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