O.J. Simpson knows a thing or two about murder.
He also knows a thing or two about being in prison.
Considering his depth of knowledge in these areas, The Juice spoke to TMZ on Tuesday about Bill Cosby; his incarceration; and what may happen to the disgraced comedian behind bars.
Indeed, Cosby was sentenced up to 10 years in jail yesterday afternoon, months after he was found guilty of drugging and raping a former Temple University employee named Andrea Constand.
Cosby was immediately handcuffed and hauled off to prison, according to various news outlets, stopping pretty much just to pose for a very sad mug shot.
Sad in terms of how he looked, we mean.
Most definitely not sad in terms of the outcome of this case.
We hope the rapist never lives freely in society again.
Simpson, for his part, is concerned that this hope will become a reality -- but not because the 81-year will die from natural causes while in the clink.
But because someone will kill Cosby.
"The problem is the nature of the crime," O.J. told TMZ while golfing in Nevada. "Rapists are frowned upon in prison."
For good reason, some might say; which doesn't mean we're yearning for some inmate to shank Cosby or anything.
It just means this isn't exactly a problem that seems worth thinking about for any period of time; we're not about to lose sleep over the fate of Bill Cosby behind bars.
But we're not O.J. Simpson, either.
"I'm sure there will be guys protecting him but they're gonna have to put him in protective custody ... because it takes one nut, ya know?" Simpson added.
O.J - who spent nine years in jail after being convicted of armed robbery (but zero years in jail for almost definitely murdering his ex-wife and her friend in 1994) - thinks Cosby ought to be placed under house arrest for the duration of his sentence.
But won't this mean he gets to spend time with his loved ones?
And enjoy the relative freedom of life inside a mansion, as opposed to life within the confines of a cell and a state penitentiary?
Yes, but at least the man who very likely drugged and raped about 60 women will feel safe in that case, Simpson basically argues here.
Cosby was convicted in April on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, all stemming from a 2004 incident in which he drugged Constand at his Pennsylvania home and molested her.
In a five-page victim statement submitted to the judge, Constand said the following about this assault and its aftermath:
"The shame was overwhelming. Self-doubt and confusion kept me from turning to my family or friends as I normally did...
"I felt completely alone, unable to trust anyone, including myself...
"The psychological, emotional and financial bullying included a slander campaign in the media that left my entire family reeling in shock and disbelief."
But Simpson doesn't care much about all of that.
He's just concerned about the man who drugged and raped her.
"With his health and his age and the nature of the crime, there's not a warden in this country wants the responsibility of a Bill Cosby," the former NFL running back told TMZ, concluding:
"I think they should let him do his time under house arrest."