O.J.’s fresh legal troubles
Former football star O.J. Simpson faces burglary charges in Las Vegas. He says he did nothing wrong.
Las Vegas police arrested former football star O.J. Simpson yesterday in connection with an armed robbery. A judge ordered Simpson, 60, held without bail until his first court date on the charges—which include assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. Simpson said he had done nothing wrong. “I’m O.J. Simpson,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “How am I going to think that I'm going to rob somebody and get away with it? ”
The arrest came shortly after Simpson—who was acquitted in the 1994 murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman—returned to the headlines with the publication of his book, If I Did It. The Goldman family views the book—in which Simpson talks about how he could have killed his ex-wife, theoretically—as his confession, and had the book published after winning rights to the manuscript to cover unpaid civil charges for wrongful death.
Simpson said he and some companions went to a room at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino on Thursday night to take back personal photos—some snapped by his slain ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson—and souvenirs from his football career that he said had been stolen by a former agent. “We don't believe that anyone was roughed up, but there were firearms involved," police Lt. Clint Nichols said. (USMagazine.com)
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