Why OJ Is 'a Little Worried' About That Knife

He's not losing sleep, former manager says, but there is one thing...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2016 1:44 PM CST
Why OJ Is 'a Little Worried' About That Knife
Crews demolish the former home of O.J. Simpson, Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Yes, OJ Simpson knows about the knife allegedly found on the grounds of his former home, but no, he's not worried about it ... much, Simpson's former manager Norman Pardo tells People. He's just "a little worried because if it's one of his pocket [knives] and if it's got his blood on it, that could make him look bad when he's up for parole," Pardo admits. (Simpson is currently serving time on a robbery conviction and could be paroled in November 2017.) "That's really his only fear," Pardo continues. "Personally, I think it belonged to a construction worker [who was working at Simpson's house] and fell out of his pocket. Honestly, I don't think it pertains to anything."

He says, for the most part, Simpson is "shrugging it off," other than to "shake his head" in wonderment that people are still so interested in his decades-old murder trial. So, is Simpson's small amount of fear justified? As Yahoo News explains, though the Constitution guarantees Simpson won't be tried again for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, there's no such guarantee that hypothetical new evidence won't affect the Nevada Parole Board's decision. The board "may consider and give relevant weight to any evidence that bears on whether the release of the petitioning inmate could constitute a danger to the public," says a government spokesperson. (The man who razed OJ's home thinks the knife is a "joke.")

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.