ESPN’s Kornheiser: OJ Will Become Most ‘Consumed’ Celeb — Could See Him Getting Reality Show


Thursday on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” co-host Tony Kornheiser reacted to NFL Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson being granted parole after spending nearly nine years in prison for his part in a 2007 armed robbery. Kornheiser said Simpson, who is eligible to get out of prison October 1, could become the most “consumed” celebrity because a network could offer him a reality show role. “I can see him being the subject of his own reality show,” Kornheiser stated. “I can see a network going out there and saying, ‘Let’s just follow you around.’ And I can see him, he’s probably, if not addicted to fame, he’s lived in so much fame for so much of his life saying, ‘This is my justification, and I will be on something like this.’ And I see him becoming the most — popular is the wrong word, but the most known…” Guest co-host Pablo Torre interrupted, “The most consumed.” “Yes,” Kornheiser agreed. “We consume him,” Torre added. “We can do nothing else but consume him.” Kornheiser then said seeing Simpson becoming a spotlight would make him “feel filthy.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent