Nightly News | September 09, 2012
>>> now to the new twist in the o.j. simpson case. 17 years after the so-called trial of the century one of the prosecutors is having serious allegations claiming cochran and the defense team tampered with with evidence. we get our report tonight.
>> reporter: it is one of the most memorable images o.j. simpson struggling to put on a pair of bloody gloves that prosecutors say he was wearing at the time.
>> he could not get his hands in them leading his attorney to utter these now infamous words.
>> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit.
>> reporter: nearly 17 years later simpson is in prison on kidnapping and robbery charges. cochran passed away in 2005 . and prosecutor is now claiming there is a reason the gloves did not fit.
>> what i think happened is that the glove was manipulated so it did not appear to look as if it fit.
>> reporter: during a panel last week defense attorney claimed johnny cochran was the culprit.
>> i think johnny tore the lining so that o.j.'s fingers could not go under the glove.
>> he is still making excuss.
>> reporter: a member of simpson's defense team says darden is lying. what he says happened was impossible.
>> the glove was never in the possession of the defense unsupervised until after the glove was tried on.
>> reporter: darden declined the request for comment. while the claims would never be proven what he did prove is that the trial of the century still has the power to captivate our attention.