trial of the last century

Ex-Prosecutor: Johnnie Cochran Messed With O.J. Simpson’s Infamous Glove

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Apparently, the Trial of the (Last) Century has no intention of staying there. Christoper Darden, a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney who worked on the O.J. Simpson case, accused one of the former football star’s attorneys, Johnnie Cochran, of tampering with the infamous blood-soaked glove. (As anyone born before 1990 will recall, when Simpson tried on the glove and it didn’t fit, Cochran uttered his famous statement, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit,” which is just what the jury did.) Darden, who said this while speaking about the case on a panel at Pace Law School, said that he was sure that the defense had cut the glove’s inner lining so that it would not fit — though he admitted that he didn’t have any proof. Another one of the panel’s participants, Alan Dershowitz, who was part of the defense, asked why Darden hadn’t brought this up during the trial, which led the former prosecutor to bizarrely state that he didn’t because that would have been the “whiny-little-snitch approach to life.” 

Ex-Prosecutor: O.J.’s Attorney Messed With Glove