O.J. spoofs Bronco in dopey DVD
LOS ANGELES – O.J. Simpson’s infamous freeway chase in a white Ford Bronco wasn’t funny – but the disgraced football star jokes about it in a prank-filled DVD to be sold on the Internet, according to a TV report.
In "Juiced" – modeled after Ashton Kutcher’s hit MTV prank show "Punk’d" – Simpson pretends to be selling his former getaway ride on a used-car lot, says a spokeswoman for "Inside Edition," which will air the exclusive footage today.
In a mock sales pitch for a Bronco, a smiling Simpson says: "It was good for me. It helped me get away. It’s a car that I personally made famous. The car has escape-ability if you ever get into some trouble."
On June 17, 1994, Simpson and his Bronco-driving pal Al Cowlings led cops on a low-speed, 50-mile chase before the ex-NFL great surrendered to face charges in the slashing deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
A criminal jury acquitted Simpson of the crimes, but a civil jury later found him responsible. Simpson was ordered to pay the victims’ families $33.5 million in damages, but he hasn’t.
The 90-minute DVD is being sold for $19.95 on the Internet by Xtreme Entertainment Group.
Simpson’s lawyer says O.J.’s not involved with the "unauthorized" DVD sale and is not going to profit from it. Attorney Yale Galanter said he believes the footage in the DVD "is not new" and probably came from a failed TV pilot Simpson shot about three years ago.
According to "Inside Edition," Simpson also poses in the pranks as a rapper, an elderly white man leading a bingo game for seniors, an Elvis impersonator and a pizza deliveryman.