A look back, 20 years after the events that led to the "Trial of the Century"

5 Memorable Quotes from the OJ Simpson Trial

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    Attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. holds onto O.J. Simpson as the not guilty verdict is read in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 1995. Left is F. Lee Bailey and second from left is Robert Kardashian. (AP Photo/Pool, Myung J. Chun)

    Before the OJ Simpson murder trial could even reach a courtroom, the case was already being billed as the “trial of the century.”

    Here's a look at some of the most memorable quotes from the controversial case.

    1. “Absolutely, 100 percent not guilty.”
    Simpson’s famous plea to two counts of murder with special circumstances in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. (July 22, 1994)

    2. If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.
    Following a crucial moment in the trial in which Simpson had to squeeze his way into leather gloves linked to the killings, attorney Johnnie Cochran hammered home the theme of the defense with this infamous rhyme.  (Sept. 27, 1995) 

    3. "I feel great."
    Brian "Kato" Kaelin, houseguest and friend of Simpson and his slain wife, caused some laughter in the courtroom when he responded to prosecutor Marcia Clark asking if he was nervous. Later in his testimony, another round of laughs came when Kaelin said “I don’t think we were going for the same parts,” when asked by Clark about the acting roles he hoped would come his way because of his connection to Simpson. (March 21, 1995)

    4. "I did not, could not and would not have committed this crime."
    Though Simpson never testified, he was given the opportunity to address the court as he waived his right to take the witness stand. The jury was not in the courtroom when he talked about missing his children and wanting to put the case behind him. (Sept. 22, 1995)

    5. "Not guilty."
    The verdict was read, and Simpson was acquitted in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. (Oct. 3, 1995)

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