O.J. Simpson says Bill Cosby will need added protection in prison

O.J. Simpson suggested that Bill Cosby will be at increased risk of getting attacked in prison due to the crime he’s in for.

The former NFL star, who spent nine years behind bars before being released last year, says he believes Cosby will need to receive additional protection after he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

“They're gonna have to put him in protective custody because it takes one nut, ya know?” Simpson told TMZ. “The problem is the nature of the crime. Rapists are frowned upon in prison."

Cosby, 81, was sentenced to three to 10 years in a state prison on Tuesday following a highly publicized trial.

“With his health, and his age and the nature of the crime, there’s not a warden in this country (who) wants the responsibility of having to deal with Bill Cosby,” Simpson told the TMZ cameraman outside a golf course in Nevada.

“I think they should’ve let him do his time under house arrest,” he said.

Cosby began serving his sentence on Tuesday at the SCI Phoenix prison outside of Philadelphia.

In recent years, dozens of women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct, with the alleged offenses spanning multiple decades.

Simpson, of course, was at the center of one of the most highly publicized court cases in American history when he was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman at the conclusion of his 1995 trial.

He was then sentenced to jail time in 2008 for armed robbery and kidnapping before being released on parole last October.

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