BUFFALO, N.Y. – The debate over whether O.J. Simpson’s name should be removed from the Wall of Fame at New Era Field has been reignited after FOX aired an interview shot in 2006 on Sunday.
"It's very difficult for me to do this. It was very difficult for me because it's hypothetical," said Simpson in the interview.
In the 2006 interview, Simpson offered a hypothetical explanation for the murders, he was acquitted of. Simpson was asked to speculate about what might have happened in 1994 when his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman, were murdered.
After public outcry, the interview was shelved until now, but copies of it were out there.
"2006. Never forget it. Yeah," says Howie Greene.
Howie Greene, a Buff State grad, was an executive producer for Sirius Satellite Radio in 2006. One of his shows was the Judith Regan Show. She's the publisher who did the 2006 interview.
"I was so horrified last night watching this all over again, and remember, I re-lived all of those days when I was Judith's producer, you know, I was hoping that through social media and hopefully through this interview, to reach Kim Pegula," says Greene.
Greene wants the Pegulas to remove Simpson's name from the Wall of Fame at New Era Field.
He isn't the first Bills fan to make this request. In fact, in 2006 after FOX announced this very same interview would air, an online petition started circulating asking the Bills to take Simpson's name down.
"Even if he was acquitted, I think after last night, and if the NFL is going to stand up against domestic violence, I think it's clear that his name has to come off of there, and I think there is a relationship there, you can't just say, well, he did this on the field, so let's not worry about what he did as a criminal. That's ludicrous," says Greene.
2 On Your Side contacted a spokesperson for Pegula Sports and Entertainment Monday night for a comment about Greene's request. We have not heard back yet.