To his credit, Boomer Esiason of CBS expressed instant skepticism after the interview concluded. “It’s a complex legacy that we’re talking about here,” Boomer said. “This is a guy that was involved –”
“How’s it complex?” Sharpe said, interrupting Esiason with a clearly defensive tone.
“Well, I’ll tell you,” Boomer said. “Because he was involved in a double murder. And I’m not so sure that he gave us all the answer that we were looking for. He knows what went on there. And he can obviously just come out and say it. He doesn’t want to say it. He paid off the families. I get all that. That’s fine. But that doesn’t take away from who he is as a football player. And I appreciate you going down there and asking him that direct question. I’m not so sure I buy the answer.”
We don’t buy it, either. But the question wasn’t nearly as direct as it should have been.