O.J. Simpson has a lot to say about Donald Trump and Colin Kaepernick

O.J. Simpson is sharing his thoughts on some of the nation's most controversial figures.In a rare interview af...

Posted: Mar 18, 2018 2:03 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2018 2:03 PM

O.J. Simpson is sharing his thoughts on some of the nation's most controversial figures.

In a rare interview after his release from prison in October, Simpson spoke to The Buffalo News, the hometown paper of the NFL team he once played for.

Simpson addressed several topics in the story published Friday, including his opinion on football player Colin Kaepernick and on his onetime buddy and now president, Donald Trump.

On Kaepernick, Simpson said he's not a fan of his continuous kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

"I think Colin made a mistake," Simpson told the paper. "I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag."

Kaepernick's decision to kneel has become a political flashpoint nationwide. So much so, Trump criticized the NFL last year, saying athletes who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. Simpson said such players disrespect the flag.

"I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK. I don't disrespect the Bible because of those guys," Simpson said. "The flag shouldn't be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be."

Simpson was in prison during the 2016 presidential election, but he said Trump was not his preferred candidate.

"Somebody asked me if I'd have voted for him," Simpson said. "Probably not, but I only know two of my friends I'd vote to be president. Some of my best, best besties I would not vote to be president."

Simpson did, however, offer another kind of endorsement.

"The one thing I can say about The Donald is The Donald is fun," Simpson said. "Well, for a dude - and I consider myself a dude - Donald is a man's man."

Trump has said he was once friends with Simpson, but ditched the former running back when he was accused of murder. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight -- first for his athletic prowess, then as a suspect in the 1994 killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. He was acquitted in 1995, but his trial sparked years of debate over race and justice.

In October, he was released from prison after serving nine years for kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas.

West Lafayette
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 93°
Kokomo
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 91°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 86°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 86°
Williamsport
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 86°
Frankfort
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 87°
Delphi
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Monticello
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Logansport
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 93°
Hotter & More Humid with Some Storms, Then a Cool-Down
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 78632

Reported Deaths: 3113
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion16437734
Lake7952283
Elkhart505191
Allen4161164
St. Joseph376683
Hamilton3033104
Vanderburgh212215
Hendricks1978109
Johnson1819119
Cass18139
Porter141539
Clark135250
Tippecanoe129312
Madison106266
LaPorte96730
Howard94865
Kosciusko87812
Bartholomew86747
Floyd86150
Marshall80523
Monroe78432
Vigo77913
Delaware77752
Dubois72912
Noble71729
Boone71646
Hancock70239
Warrick61230
Jackson6075
Shelby57328
LaGrange57110
Grant53330
Dearborn52828
Morgan50135
Henry46720
Clinton4624
Wayne41010
White38411
Montgomery36721
Harrison36524
Lawrence35927
Decatur35332
Putnam3318
Daviess29620
Scott28110
Miami2792
Jasper2662
Greene25934
Franklin25116
Gibson2464
DeKalb2444
Jennings23312
Ripley2218
Steuben2173
Carroll2135
Fayette2097
Perry18913
Orange18824
Posey1840
Starke1817
Wabash1805
Wells1802
Fulton1752
Jefferson1752
Knox1711
Sullivan1631
Whitley1626
Tipton15516
Washington1531
Clay1505
Spencer1403
Randolph1345
Huntington1303
Adams1242
Newton12110
Owen1131
Rush1004
Jay970
Pulaski841
Brown762
Fountain762
Pike670
Blackford662
Benton640
Ohio636
Vermillion620
Switzerland590
Parke581
Martin530
Crawford500
Union420
Warren251
Unassigned0207

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events