Hulk Hogan, pro wrestler and reality TV star, told Rolling Stone magazine recently that he can “totally understand” why O.J. Simpson probably murdered his wife.
"I could have turned everything into a crime scene like O.J., cutting everybody's throat," Hogan said in the interview. "You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater [Florida] and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife... ."I totally understand O.J. I get it," Hogan said, according to CNN.
The 49-year-old Linda Hogan, the Hulkster’s wife of about 25 years, reportedly is dating a much younger man. She filed for divorce in 2007.
Although a criminal jury acquitted Simpson of murder in the 1994 stabbing deaths of wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, a civil jury found him liable for their deaths. The Hall of Fame football star is now in prison after being found guilty in Las Vegas of armed robbery; he is awaiting sentencing and could get up to 33 years in prison.
A spokesman for Linda Hogan said Wednesday, "Sadly, his recent comments remind us that his definition of fair is much different than what the law dictates," Linda Hogan said in a written statement. "We have always maintained that the fear that Linda has had to live with comes from the rage and instability much too often associated with pro wrestlers," Smith said in the statement.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, a spokesman for Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, said the comments were not intended as a threat and that the wrestler "in no way condones" Simpson's actions.
"As part of a larger conversation, he referred to it to exemplify his frustration with his own situation," the spokesman said.