With the success of the recent FX miniseries “The People vs. OJ Simpson” and countless other networks getting their hands on little docu’s on the “Trial Of The Century”, or just plain biographies on the man itself. Now ESPN/ABC/Disney/WHATEVER is getting the next big thing on the disgraced convict releasing a new 5 part docu-series premiering June 11th documenting the rise and fall of the Hall Of Fame football legend.
The docu-series will touch on everything from his legendary football career, both college and the pros, to his crossover appeal into acting, popularity as a TV pitchman, to later being charged in June, 1994 for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, her friend Ronald Goldman, to his acquittal and then ultimately his recent 2008 conviction for kidnapping and robbery.
I know exactly where I was in 1994 during the Ford Bronco Chase. I remember watching the time for most of 1995 at age 15 with my grandparents while still trying to fully understand the scope of the situation beyond the obvious. I even remember the verdict being read when I was a freshman in high school during 5th period of my debate class.
Whatever side you are on involving the Simpson saga, whether you believe he was guilty or innocent of those crimes in 1994, one thing that is certain is that OJ Simpson’s fall from grace is probably the biggest we have ever seen in modern day sports and pop culture.