Stephen A. Smith: If I Had Prosecuted O.J. Simpson, There'd Be a Conviction
The TV personality's comments come while 30 for 30 doc series 'O.J.: Made in America' is running on ESPN.
Stephen A. Smith says if he had been a prosecutor for the O.J. Simpson murder case, the outcome would have been dramatically different.
The outspoken ESPN personality proclaimed Friday on his SiriusXM show that had he somehow gone up against the late Johnnie Cochran, Simpson would have been convicted of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.
"I would have beaten Johnnie Cochran for that case!" Smith exclaimed. "Because when I saw Johnnie Cochran performing in the courtroom, it wasn't the law that beat Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark ... it was their stupidity!"
Smith's comments come at the same time the newest installment of the 30 for 30 series O.J.: Made in America is running on ESPN. Simpson was acquitted of the murders, but years late sent to prison for a separate case. He remains incarcerated in Nevada.
Smith did not hold back on his show Friday. He has no doubt Simpson committed the double homicide, he said.
"You would have put me in front of 12 jurors with that evidence? O.J. would have been under the damn jail," Smith said, adding the "race card" played by Cochran "wouldn't have worked" with him.
Being particularly hard on Clark and Darden, Smith said their incompetence during the trial led to their careers being "ruined."
Listen to Smith's whole segment below: