O.J. Simpson ‘confession’ turned into Fox special

O.J. Simpson had quite a year last year. Not only was his name in the media because of the Emmy winning FX miniseries, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, but the former football star was also released from a Nevada prison after nine years. Simpson served time following a Las Vegas incident that ended with kidnapping and armed robbery. 

Now a free man, Simpson will be featured in yet another television event in the forthcoming FOX special entitled, OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession? 

The never-before-seen 2006 video includes a one-on-one interview with Simpson which was conducted nearly 10 years ago in preparation for the book, “If I Did It,” a “hypothetical” description of how Simpson’s late ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman were murdered on June 12, 1994. While Simpson’s former manager has said he was never involved with the book, he did sit for this interview and allegedly received $600,000 for his participation. 

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O.J. Simpson's full name is Orenthal James Simpson. 

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O.J. Simpson attended the University of Southern California where he played football and ran track. 

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O.J. Simspson married his high school sweetheart Marguerite (Whitley) Simpson in 1967 when he was 19. The pair had three children together before divorcing in 1979.

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O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968. 

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O.J. Simpson was the first overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills.

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O.J. Simpson married Nicole Brown Simpson in 1985. 

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O.J. Simpson was a sideline reporter for NBC after he retired from the league. 

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O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson had two children together. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson divorced in 1992. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Ronald Goldman, 25, was murdered with O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson on June 12, 1994.

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O.J. Simpson arrested and charged for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman on June 12, 1994.

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O.J. Simpson led police on a low-speed chase through Los Angeles in his white Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings on June 17, 1994. Cowlings eventually drove Simpson home, with Simpson ducked under the back passenger seat, to Brentwood where he surrendered after a standoff with police.

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O.J. Simpson's trial was broadcast on television for 134 days. 

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O.J. Simpson (C) listens to the not guilty verdict with his attorneys F. Lee Bailey (L) and Johnnie Cochran Jr (R). Simpson was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman at the conclusion of the "Trial of the Century." 

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O.J. Simpson is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison as a result of an October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges. 

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O.J. Simpson's defense team was led by attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr (C) and included Robert Kardashian, father of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian. Kardashian's then-ex-wife Kris was friends with Nicole Brown Simpson at the time of her death. 

From L-R are attorneys Robert Kardashian, who was also a friend of Simpson's, Jo-Ellen Dimitrius, Robert Shapiro, Cochran, F. Lee Bailey and Carl Douglas. 

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O.J. Simpson and a ghostwriter Pablo Fenjves wrote a book in 2006 about the double murder entitled, "If I Did It." 

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In 1997, O.J Simpson was found liable for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. He was ordered to pay $33.5 million. 

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A hypothetical confession

In the special, Simpson is reportedly on camera candidly discussing his feelings about Brown, who he was accused of murdering in a 1995 murder trial.

“That was tough … I still had so many feelings of [anger],” Simpson tells Judith Regan, the publisher and TV/film producer responsible for publishing Simpson’s semi-confessional memoir. “If you’re angry with the person upon their death … it’s not like that anger disappears.”

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Defense attorney Robert Shapiro (L) sits next to O.J. Simpson during a preliminary hearing following the murders of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman July 7, 1994 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Prosecutor Marcia Clark complains to the judge 27 February about a second statement by Rosa Lopez, a key defense witness, that was not released by the defense. Lopez, a housekeeper to a neighbor of O.J. Simpson's, claims to have seen a white Ford Bronco outside his home at around the time the prosecution claim the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 19: O.J. Simpson (R) whispers to Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey (L) during testimony of FBI special agent William Bodziak 19 June during the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles. Bodziak compared one of O.J. Simpson's tennis shoes to a model of the Italian-made Bruno Magli shoes, which left imprints at the murder scene of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: O.J. Simpson defense attorney Alan Dershowitz (standing) gestures during a motion to Judge Lance Ito 16 June in which he said that the standard of juror dismissals must be changed. The defense has accused the prosecution of juror targeting and hiding witnesses. Seated are (L-R) prosecutor Marcia Clark and Scott Gordon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
Deputy District Attorney Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in the OJ Simpson murder trial is shown during a court hearing December 9
OJ Simpson sits in court October 14 with his attorney Robert Shapiro during a hearing in Simpson's murder trial
Defense attorneys Robert Shapiro (L) and Johnnie Cochran, Jr., arrive at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles September 26 for the first day of jury selection in the OJ Simpson murder trial. A protestor's painting on spousal abuse is in the background
Superior Court Judge Lance Ito makes a point during a pre-trial hearing on suppression of evidence in the OJ Simpson murder case September 21 in Los Angeles
Josephine Guarin, housekeeper at OJ Simpson's estate in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, testifies during a pre-trial hearing on evidence suppression in the OJ Simpson murder case September 22
Prosecution witness Candace Garvey, a friend of Nicole-Brown Simpson, testifes about OJ Simpson's appearance at his daughter's dance recital June 12, 1994, during afternoon court session in OJ Simpson's murder trial
Prosecutor Marcia Clark wears rubber gloves as she places a left-hand glove found at the feet of murder victim Ronald Goldman into a plastic bag during OJ Simpson's murder trial, February 17
Denise Brown (L), sister of Nicole-Brown Simpson, cries as she testifies February 6 about Nicole-Simpson's relationship with O.J. Simpson, during morning court session in Simpson's murder trial. Brown wears "Angel" earrings and pins in memory of her sister
FILE PHOTO 16MAR95 - Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman is shown on the witness stand March 16, 1995 during O.J. Simpson's murder trial in Los Angeles. A bloody fingerprint was found at the scene of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman but police bungling destroyed it, Fuhrman says in a new book published on February 17. SIMPSON FINGERPRINT
Prosecutor Brian Kelberg points out a wound near Ronald Goldman's ear on an autopsy chart during testimony June 9 in the OJ Simpson murder trial. The Los Angeles County coroner said that Goldman received two small stabs to the neck in addition to fatal slashes, suggesting that he was taunted by his attacker before being killed
Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, reacts to the showing of a photograph of her brother's bloody shirt during the OJ Simpson double murder trial in Los Angeles June 26. The prosecution presented the final phase of its case, trace and hair evidence. **POOR QUALITY DOCUMENT
Arnelle Simpson, daughter of murder defendant OJ Simpson, testifies July 10 on her father's behalf in his double murder trial in Los Angeles. Arnelle Simpson is the first witness in the defense's case
Defense witness Robert Heidstra points during his testimony July 12 at O.J. Simpson's murder trial to the area near where he walked his dog on the night [Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman] were murdered June 12,1994. The chart is a map of the area around Bundy Drive, site of the murders
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Simpson also mentions the infamous 9-1-1 call where he could be heard yelling in the background as Brown is on the phone asking the police for help.

In the interview, Simpson eerily said that he whispered to Brown “I told you” at her funeral. “You’re still trying to deal with what you’re never going to be able to say this to this person,” he explained.

A particularly interesting moment is when Simpson said that although he cannot recall what he said to Brown upon kissing her goodbye, he does remember what he said to Nicole’s sister, Julia Brown. He claims that she walked up to him, looked him in his eyes, and squarely asked, “O.J., did you have anything to do with this?”

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Simpson says he responded, “No.”

Interested in hearing more? The special airs this Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

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