O.J. No Longer â€™100 Percent Sureâ€™ He is Innocent Calls Johnnie Cochranâ€™s recent statements â€˜thought provokingâ€™ NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE Oct. 16 â€” Days after former O. J. Simpson defense attorney Johnnie Cochran said on MSNBC that he is â€œabout 90 percentâ€ certain that his client was innocent, Mr. Simpson today said that his attorney had planted â€œfresh seeds of doubtâ€ in his own mind. â€œFOR YEARS, Iâ€™VE BEEN pretty sure that I did not murder my wife,â€ Simpson said today at a golf course in Boca Raton, Fla., where he was taking a rare break from searching for the real killers of his wife. â€œBut if Johnnieâ€™s not 100 percent sure, Iâ€™m like, hey, maybe I better take another look at this.â€ Simpson added that it would be â€œcrazyâ€ not to be swayed by Cochranâ€™s new statements, which he called â€œthought provoking.â€ â€œLook, youâ€™re talking about a guy, Johnnie Cochran, who is a pretty smart guy,â€ Simpson said. â€œIf he said maybe I did it, then maybe I did it.â€ Cochranâ€™s doubts about Simpsonâ€™s innocence may help resolve one lingering mystery for the former Heisman Trophy winner: why it has been so difficult for him to find his wifeâ€™s real killers, whom he pledged to hunt down after his acquittal in 1995. The former NFL star said that, in light of the new revelations, he may slow down his search, which he said has occupied almost every waking moment of his life for the past seven years. â€œIf it turns out that Iâ€™m actually the one who did it, then looking for the real killers would be a big old waste of time,â€ Simpson said. Â© 2002 Newsweek, Inc.