Friday, September 14, 2007

OJ Simpson committed a robbery??

Left: Yes, you know who it is.

I wish I had more info, but hey, I am just a COURT TV junkie like everyone else:

O.J. Simpson a suspect in Vegas hotel theft

By Ari B. Bloomekatz,
Los Angeles Times
10:32 AM PDT, September 14, 2007

O.J. Simpson is a suspect in a theft of sports memorabilia from a hotel room at Palace Station Hotel and Casino, police in Las Vegas said today.

"The investigation is ongoing, and O.J. Simpson is alleged to be the suspect," Las Vegas Police Sgt. John Loretto said by telephone.

The former football star was questioned and released, Loretto said. He was not arrested.

Yale L. Galanter, a Florida-based attorney for Simpson, did not return repeated calls this morning for comment.

The memorabilia were in a hotel room in the casino Thursday night, police spokesman Jose Montoya said. Loretto would not describe the memorabilia, including what sport was involved.

"When they talked to him, Simpson made the comment that he believed the memorabilia was his," the Associated Press quoted Montoya as saying. "We're getting conflicting stories from the two sides."

Police said "associates of Simpson" were also questioned, according to the AP.

Simpson's turmoil comes a day after the family of Ron Goldman published a book about the slayings of Goldman and Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. The two were killed in 1994 and Simpson was acquitted of criminal murder charges. He was found liable for their deaths in civil lawsuits.

The book was written by Simpson and originally titled "If I Did It," but after his publishing deals fell through, the Goldman family bought the rights to the book and subsequently published it under the new title "If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer."

Simpson lives in Florida.

Las Vegas police scheduled a news conference for later today.

Watching that press conference now...OJ is cooperating. They have surveillance tapes and photos, but won't show them to us.

Stay tuned, sports fans!


belledame222 said...

eyeroll. here we go again...

loathsome, the whole thing, ugh.

can you imagine being his kids?

erin said...

**rests her head on the desk and tries not to give up**

Idiots will be idiots I guess. I wonder if Bridgestone/Firestone will sponsor his rolling truck this time :/

I hate celebrity. I don't care if they are "cultural touchstones" all they do is help obscure the fact that there are real issues to talk about and real problems to fix. Let the court system fix this junk.... or not. In the long run it makes no real difference if one idiot celebrity makes it off scott free or not.

the outsider said...

i guess he figures he got away with murder he can get away with anything..

DaisyDeadhead said...

As most of the free world knows by now, OJ was arrested this morning.

It's just like old times!

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