Boomer Tells Story Of How His Photo Became Evidence In OJ Trial

Esiason Also Shares Tale Of Bizarre Visit To Simpson's Home

Boomer and Gio
March 25, 2020 - 11:55 am

There was the glove. The bloody footprint. The DNA. And Boomer Esiason? 

Yes, the former NFL star quarterback -- now co-host of WFAN's "Boomer and Gio" show -- was among the evidence presented in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

On Wednesday's show, Esiason discussed how an enlarged photo of him being interviewed by Simpson made its way into the "Trial of the Century" in 1995.

"There was a photographer in Cincinnati that, when the trial started, wanted to send video evidence of the Bruno Maglis and the gloves, and it just so happened that O.J. was interviewing me after this game that we had won," Boomer said. "And I'll never forget when this blown-up photo of him interviewing me shows up in the courtroom."

Esiason said he was first made aware of it by his late sister, Robin, who was glued to the trial coverage on television.

"She calls me, and she goes, 'Boomer, damn, you're everywhere!'" he said. "I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' She goes, 'You're in the O.J. trial now in a full-length picture with him interviewing you on the sideline of one of your playoff games!

"That picture stood up there, I want to say, at least for a week, maybe 10 days of the trial. And I was referred to as the 'subject' who was being interviewed. They never mentioned my name. They never mentioned the team that I played for. They just kept referring to me as the 'subject.'"

The picture became a topic of conversation after a "Boomer and Gio" listener noticed it in the ESPN documentary "O.J.: Made in America" on Tuesday night and tweeted it to the show.

Boomer also shared a story about when Simpson invited him and his former Bengals backup, Mike Norseth, over to dinner at his Brentwood, California, home, saying his wife Nicole Brown Simpson would cook a meal. When Esiason and Norseth arrived, Nicole was nowhere to be found. 

"And he is going ballistic," Boomer said. "He is going nuts. And I'm looking at Mike. I'm like: 'It's not that big of a deal. We can leave. We can go out to dinner somewhere. It doesn't matter.' And the things that he was saying were just like, like cringing. Like we were cringing there listening to him go off about this. And I just said, 'You know, we're just going to take off' and left, and we went out to dinner. And I don't think I saw him again after that."

Simpson was charged with murdering Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in June 1994 before being acquitted.

To listen to the full segment, click on the audio player above.