OJ 'Confessed To Me,' Says Souvenir Dealer

Simpson's lawyer slams tell-all book by OJ's former friend
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 3:18 PM CDT
Simpson prepares to have his booking photo taken at Clark County Detention Center on Jan. 11, 2008, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Langley Productions, MyNetworkTV)
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(Newser) – A memorabilia merchant who has sold items for O.J. Simpson says the former football phenom got high on drugs and confessed to killing Nicole Brown Simpson, the AP reports. In his new book, How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder, Mike Gilbert also claims that he helped Simpson bloat his hands so his gloves wouldn't fit on trial.

Simpson's lawyer denied the charges and called Gilbert "a delusional drug addict who needs money. He's fallen on very hard times. He is in trouble with the IRS. (He is) an ambulance chaser and an enabler and denier for O.J. I know. I used to do the same thing."