NFL star O.J. Simpson, the alleged killer of his ex-wife and her young friend, is in trouble with the law again. This time, Simpson is suspected in an armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel-casino.
Las Vegas police spokesman, Sgt. John Loretto said, on CNN, that Simpson was being questioned about a theft of sports memorabilia at the Palace Station hotel and casino. Reportedly, Simpson said he was simply retrieving items that belonged to him; that he was conducting a “sting operation” and had not broken into the room where the items were located.
On CNN, Alfred Beardsley, the man attempting to sell the memorabilia, said he was instructed to pack up the items at gun point.
A business associate of Simpson, Thomas Riccio, said he received a phone call a month ago from someone who wanted to auction some of Simpson’s personal belongings by placing them on consignment. Riccio said he called Simpson to tell him about the deal.
Riccio said he was being shown the items when Simpson entered the hotel room and seized them. He also said there was no break-in and no guns were involved.
Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. A civil jury later found him responsible for the deaths and ordered him to pay the Goldman family $33.5 million.