Happy Friday, y’all! Another long week is finally coming to a close, so it’s time for another look back at one of the most infamous WTF? moments in pop culture. You may have already heard, but OJ Simpson was sentenced today to at least 9 years in jail for armed robbery in Las Vegas.
It reminded me of that day back in 1994. I remember watching the NBA playoffs when suddenly the news broke in to show a white Bronco leading police in a slow chase down an LA freeway. At the wheel was former pro football player, Al Cowlings. In the back, was OJ Simpson, with a gun, threatening to kill himself. Days earlier, his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found brutally murdered at her Brentwood home. Simpson, who’d become a suspect, hit the road and led one of the most famous car chases in history.
We all know what happened after that. OJ was arrested, tried and acquitted in one of the most sensational trials in history. Many today are saying this new trial and sentence is merely retribution for the murder trial of 15 years ago. I can’t say one way or the other whether that’s true, but what I can say confidently is his car chase was one of the biggest WTF? moments ever.
Have a good weekend, y’all!