Of course it was, of course it was.
Even if the verdict had been not guilty, this would have been the refrain. The arrest was for payback. If it had been guilty with no jail time the refrain would have been this was payback. No matter what sentence OJ gets it will be payback.
And you know what? It probably is. Funny how that works.
The only question that remains is whether or not the appeals court in Nevada bites on this. It will depend. If Simpson gets on outsized sentence, they might reduce it. Otherwise, I kinda doubt it.