Nicole Brown Simpson's Sister Has Something To Say About OJ Simpson

While the trial and subsequent acquittal of O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, a 25-year-old waiter named Ron Goldman, might be nearly three decades in the past, the former actor and athlete has still managed to keep himself in the public eye. Whether it was authoring a book about how he would have hypothetically carried out the 1994 murder, his conviction for his participation in (or spearheading) an armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2007 (for which he served nine years in prison before being released on parole), or a number of other hijinks and stunts he carried out that seemed indifferent towards the gravitas of the crime, it seems O.J. can't seem to resist the limelight. 

By all appearances, this still continues to be the case, according to an interview O.J. gave that was recently published by The Athletic — one which has once again made headlines for some eyebrow-raising commentary from the ex-athlete. After the interview went live, certain pull quotes in which O.J. directly mentioned the murders of Nicole and Goldman were even enough to invoke a strong reaction from Nicole's sister, Tanya Brown. So what did O.J. Simpson say? And how did Tanya react? Keep on reading to find out more.

Tanya Brown says the DNA evidence is clear

As TMZ reported on August 10, O.J. Simpson's interview with The Athletic prompted a strong reaction from the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, who had been divorced from the former actor for only two years before her murder in 1994. In his remarks to the outlet, however, O.J. seemed to focus more on himself than the victims of the crime, stating that he now avoids traveling to or visiting Los Angeles, where the double-homicide occurred, claiming he "might be sitting next to whoever did it" and alleged that he suspected an individual of the crime, though did not mention a name. 

Many — including Nicole's sibling, Tanya Brown — found O.J.'s words to be "absurd and disrespectful" to the actual victims. In particular, Tanya felt, as TMZ put it, that "all one has to do is look back at the DNA evidence from the murders, which shows the only blood at the crime scene belonged to Nicole, Ron and O.J." She also exclusively told the outlet that she believes O.J. has told himself so many lies over the years in relation to his possible involvement in the murders that he has convinced himself of his innocence — one, in her mind, based purely on delusion. 

O.J. Simpson seemed to re-focus his ex-wife's murder on himself

As Complex noted in their coverage of the latest O.J. Simpson debacle, the ex-athlete and former convict mainly focused on himself during his interview with The Athletic. Nominally, the interview was arranged primarily about his ranking as the 41st best football player of all time on the outlet's newly-released NFL 100. Even though Simpson took time out of the interview to specifically discuss his trial, which came nearly 15 years after his career in football ended in 1979, he still appeared to take focus away from the victims of the 1994 murder he was acquitted of in a criminal court and instead made himself the central subject.

Simpson mainly discussed his aforementioned "suspect" theory — specifically, how he personally had zeroed in on a suspect for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, though he did not name who he thinks this suspect might be — in what appeared to be a warped humblebrag that mostly talked about how this purported unidentified murderer affected his own life. 

O.J. Simpson claims to know the identity of the "real killer"

In addition to telling The Athletic that he feared for his life in the city of Los Angeles on the off-chance that he would find himself within immediate range to the supposed killer, O.J. Simpson also claimed to have his legal team proactively investigating the suspect he alluded to. "I figured eventually somebody would confess to something, you know?" Simpson told the publication (via Complex). "I had one suspect I told my lawyers to look at. I still think he might be involved, but I can't talk about it."

Despite the hardships Simpson attempted to prove to The Athletic that he faces due to his unnamed suspect, the former actor told the publication that he's generally living well since his release from prison in 2017, calling it a "good life." Simpson, who was granted parole after nine years for an armed robbery conviction in 2007, served less than one-third of his original 33-year prison sentence. As ABC News reported in June, Simpson currently resides in Las Vegas, where he is currently fighting against a $60 million judgment suit he currently owes to the family of Ron Goldman. He was ordered to pay an original $33.5 million in 1997 after he was found responsible for the deaths of Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson in a civil court.