On June 17, 1994, Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson led police on a slow-speed chase in Los Angeles prior to his arrest on charges that he killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

The ride of the white Ford Bronco, driven by former Simpson teammate Al Cowlings, was broadcast coast-to-coast by all networks, with even NBC nudging the NBA Finals to the bottom corner of the screen to permit video and audio coverage of the chase.

The moment carried a real-time risk of a violent, immediate demise for Simpson.  It also caused many who initially rejected the notion that Simpson committed the killings to presume guilt.  Especially once it was learned that he had with him his passport, a fake goatee and mustache, and a bottle of makeup adhesive.

The apparent suicide note written by Simpson and read for cameras by the late Robert Kardashian (the father of those Kardashians) also created the impression that Simpson was anything but innocent.

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