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)