the case against O.J. Simpson, who was accused of the 1994 murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

he dropped out, saying he was too busy.

After the trial, during which much of the nation had ground to a halt waiting for the verdict — not guilty — Mr. Weitzman took the unusual step of saying that the jury had reached the wrong conclusion. “That is my opinion,” he told Super Lawyers, “based on time spent with him before the incident occurred, time spent with him after the murders occurred, and observing at arm’s length the facts brought out during the trial.”

He said he had no regrets about not participating in the spectacle. “Being in the eye of the storm,” he said, “is not something I needed.”

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