O.J. Simpson, who spent nine years behind bars, is concerned that Bill Cosby will be attacked by some “nut” while he’s serving his time in prison, TMZ reports. Cosby began serving a three- to 10-year term for aggravated indecent assault this week in Pennsylvania.
Simpson, who served his time in Nevada for kidnapping and armed robbery, “warns that people like Cosby — convicted sex offenders — don’t do well behind bars,” TMZ reports.
The report quotes Simpson saying Wednesday while playing golf in Nevada: “The problem is the nature of the crime. … Rapists are frowned upon in prison.”
The onetime football hero added: “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 appeared to suggest Cosby’s sentence is too stiff.
“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,” Simpson is quoted saying. “I think they should let him do his time under house arrest.”