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Planetman
09-14-2007, 08:57 AM
Police: O.J. Simpson Questioned In Robbery
Former Football Star Not In Custody

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police in Las Vegas confirmed Friday morning that O.J. Simpson is being investigated in connection with a robbery at the Palace Station Casino.

The incident happened late Thursday night, police said.

The Palace Station complex, located near the Vegas strip, includes a 430-room Courtyard Hotel and a 21-story hotel tower with 500 rooms and suites. The casino is open around the clock.

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Police spokesman Jose Montoya said Simpson was questioned about a hotel room break-in at the casino late Thursday night. Montoya said the theft involved sports memorabilia, but offered no further details.

Simpson is not in police custody; however he was being questioned early Friday morning about the incident.

Police said Simpson has been released and is believed to be in Las Vegas. He was supposed to give a deposition today in Miami in a bankruptcy case involving his eldest daughter.

It was canceled, because Simpson had told attorneys that he would be out of town.

The alleged incident comes a day after the father and sister of Ronald Goldman told Oprah Winfrey that they seized control of Simpson's book, "If I Did It," to punish the man they believe murdered their loved one.

Fred Goldman and his daughter, Kim, appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Thursday to discuss their decision to publish the book -- which they re-named "If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer."

Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

A federal bankruptcy judge awarded rights to the book to Goldman's family to help satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against the former football star.

The book was released Thursday. It is currently the No. 2 seller on Amazon.com.

mikeyis4dcats.
09-14-2007, 09:04 AM
I don't know who's more ****ed up...OJ or the Goldmans.

Ebolapox
09-14-2007, 09:08 AM
feh, I really have little issue with the goldmans

boogblaster
09-14-2007, 09:08 AM
Get a rope ...

Simply Red
09-14-2007, 09:38 AM
ROFL

percysnow
09-14-2007, 09:39 AM
I love OJ. . .

Dave Lane
09-14-2007, 09:41 AM
I don't know who's more ****ed up...OJ or the Goldmans.


Oh Oh Oh I know the answer to this one!!!

kepp
09-14-2007, 09:43 AM
Orange's Eleven

ottawa_chiefs_fan
09-14-2007, 09:50 AM
I think the fact that the Goldman's heisted his book is such sweet justice - this way OJ can watch while the $$ rolls in that could have been his. That is sweet revenge - plus they should score some coin - I would be impressed if they gave it all to some charity - not sure if they are or not!??!

blaise
09-14-2007, 09:54 AM
OJ was probably just there gathering evidence in his search for the real killers.

Carlota69
09-14-2007, 10:07 AM
A guy I work with just asked the traffic girl, live on the radio, if there was a slow moving Bronco impeding traffic around The Palace station. She said No, but didnt quite get the joke. I laughed my ass off.

Ebolapox
09-14-2007, 10:23 AM
A guy I work with just asked the traffic girl, live on the radio, if there was a slow moving Bronco impeding traffic around The Palace station. She said No, but didnt quite get the joke. I laughed my ass off.

wait, bubby brister was in vegas?

mikeyis4dcats.
09-14-2007, 10:33 AM
Oh Oh Oh I know the answer to this one!!!


When I got home last night, my wife was watching the Oprah interview with the Goldmans.

They made mention that they were only making 17 cents per book sold, so it wasn't about the money. Later, when Oprah asked more, the mentioned that there were agents, the publisher, lawwers to pay, and oh yeah THE SISTER AND FATHER were getting a cut. the 17 cents was what was left, auspiciously, to donate to charity.

So basically, the Goldmans are out for money. If they weren't they wouldn't take a cut. That's despicable in my book. Nicole's sister agrees.

FAX
09-14-2007, 10:34 AM
No problem here, really.

If OJ don't have the sh*t, you must acquit.

FAX

Extra Point
09-14-2007, 10:36 AM
I don't know why the dude would want to steal back his Heisman trophy, but I unduhstand.

I don't know why the dude would bust into a hotel room with all the security cameras and sh!t, but I unduhstand.

I don't know how the dude would dumb enough to do that, then wind up playin' hide-the-soap in jail, but I unduhstand.

ottawa_chiefs_fan
09-14-2007, 11:45 AM
So basically, the Goldmans are out for money. If they weren't they wouldn't take a cut. That's despicable in my book. Nicole's sister agrees.

wow - that is bad - using your son's death to make money? I certainly could not do that - maybe establish a scholarship or something in his memory....or something like that...but to be watching a 42" Plasma TV funded by your son's murder??!??!??!

wow

Planetman
09-14-2007, 01:23 PM
O.J. Talks About Hotel Theft Allegations
Former Football Star Not In Custody

LAS VEGAS -- O.J. Simpson is denying that he broke into a casino hotel room in Las Vegas.

Simpson told The Associated Press that he went to the room to get memorabilia that belonged to him, but he says he didn't break in.

Simpson says he was conducting a "sting operation" to collect his belongings when he was escorted into the room at the Palace Station casino.

Investigators questioned the former football star Friday morning and named him as a suspect in what was described as a break-in involving sports memorabilia.

The alleged incident happened late Thursday night, police said.

The Palace Station complex, located near the Vegas strip, includes a 430-room Courtyard Hotel and a 21-story hotel tower with 500 rooms and suites. The casino is open around the clock.

Police spokesman Jose Montoya said Simpson was questioned about a hotel room break-in at the casino late Thursday night. Montoya said the theft involved sports memorabilia, but offered no further details.

Simpson's account is similar to a Las Vegas television station KVVU interview with a man, Thomas Riccio, who claims to have witnessed the incident that sparked the allegations.

Riccio said he works for Universal Rarities, an auction house based in California, and that a customer had contacted him recently and said he had personal items that had belonged to Simpson.

The customer claimed to have confiscated the items from Simpson because the former football star owed them money, Riccio said.

Riccio said he had met Simpson previously and contacted him about the items.

"He had said that it was stolen from him," Ricco said.

Simpson, perhaps believing the items were still rightfully his own, walked into a hotel room at Palace Station on Thursday night along with several other people and reclaimed the items in question, Riccio added.

Riccio claimed that Simpson did not use force when entering the room and was unarmed, and never acted violently during the ordeal.

Police said Simpson has been released and is believed to be in Las Vegas. He was supposed to give a deposition today in Miami in a bankruptcy case involving his eldest daughter.

It was canceled because Simpson had told attorneys that he would be out of town.

Montoya said that an investigators report will be turned over to the Clark County district attorney later Friday. The district attorney's office would then decide whether to pursue an arrest warrant in the case.

The alleged incident comes a day after the father and sister of Ronald Goldman told Oprah Winfrey that they seized control of Simpson's book, "If I Did It," to punish the man they believe murdered their loved one.

Fred Goldman and his daughter, Kim, appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Thursday to discuss their decision to publish the book -- which they re-named "If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer."

Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

A federal bankruptcy judge awarded rights to the book to Goldman's family to help satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against the former football star.

The book was released Thursday. It is currently the No. 2 seller on Amazon.com.

Promoting the book on Fox News Friday, Fred Goldman said of the Las Vegas allegations, "It couldn't have happened to a worse human being."

chagrin
09-14-2007, 01:33 PM
I don't know who's more ****ed up...OJ or the Goldmans.

You're not serious

ChiefaRoo
09-14-2007, 01:38 PM
There is nothing wrong with the Goldmans. Get some perspective.

crazycoffey
09-14-2007, 01:41 PM
I like the name change. I also agree I'd have a hard time spending the money for things, I'd have to use it to pay off all the bills of the court process and maybe even the bills that I got behind on, but the rest would have to be for a memorial of some type, a scholarship would be a good idea.

go bowe
09-14-2007, 02:20 PM
name change?

who are you referring to?

as far as the money goes, i would gladly take every cent that can be squeezed out of that murdering sob...

and i wouldn't donate any to charity...

i'd buy a few things, but mostly i would give the lion's share of the money to people in my extended family who could use a helping hand...

mikeyis4dcats.
09-14-2007, 02:21 PM
You're not serious

I am. See my post above. Or watch the Oprah interview. I think they have turned into something....I'm sure they started well-intentioned, but how do you justify making money off the story of your son being murdered?

Frazod
09-14-2007, 02:33 PM
I am. See my post above. Or watch the Oprah interview. I think they have turned into something....I'm sure they started well-intentioned, but how do you justify making money off the story of your son being murdered?

Agreed. "O.J. IS EVIL! But buy his book, because Freddie needs a new Porsche!"

Every time Simpson makes the news, this prick comes crawling out of the woodwork with his hands out.

crazycoffey
09-14-2007, 02:35 PM
name change?

who are you referring to?

as far as the money goes, i would gladly take every cent that can be squeezed out of that murdering sob...

and i wouldn't donate any to charity...

i'd buy a few things, but mostly i would give the lion's share of the money to people in my extended family who could use a helping hand...


the name change of the book....
and that's not a bad idea, be a giving hand to extended family, that's like charity in my book. I just couldn't ride a new harley, or watch a big screen tv off that money.

ChiefaRoo
09-14-2007, 03:12 PM
Agreed. "O.J. IS EVIL! But buy his book, because Freddie needs a new Porsche!"

Every time Simpson makes the news, this prick comes crawling out of the woodwork with his hands out.

OJ owes the Goldman's 30 plus million. He lost the civil case.

TurdFerguson
09-14-2007, 03:14 PM
"Uhhmm...I didn't Exhale???"

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mikeyis4dcats.
09-14-2007, 03:15 PM
OJ owes the Goldman's 30 plus million. He lost the civil case.

I'd rather have no money, than money earned from a book graphically describing to the whole world how my son was murdered.

ChiefaRoo
09-14-2007, 03:16 PM
I'd rather have no money, than money earned from a book graphically describing to the whole world how my son was murdered.

Fred Goldman said he'd hound OJ for the rest of his life and that's what he's doing. How he uses the money is his business.

Frazod
09-14-2007, 03:19 PM
OJ owes the Goldman's 30 plus million. He lost the civil case.

Yes, I know that. Everybody knows that. Doesn't change the fact that he's a greedy POS profiting off his son's death. A son that he didn't treat worth a crap when he was alive to boot.

ChiefaRoo
09-14-2007, 03:24 PM
Yes, I know that. Everybody knows that. Doesn't change the fact that he's a greedy POS profiting off his son's death. A son that he didn't treat worth a crap when he was alive to boot.

How do you know that? Even if he and his son had issues it's quite a stretch to say the dad didn't love his son. You watched the trial back in the 90's, Fred Goldman was extremely angry, hurt and devastated by his sons death. If I was him I'd do the same thing and would make it my lifes work to deny OJ as much money and comfort as I could.

mikeyis4dcats.
09-14-2007, 03:29 PM
How do you know that? Even if he and his son had issues it's quite a stretch to say the dad didn't love his son. You watched the trial back in the 90's, Fred Goldman was extremely angry, hurt and devastated by his sons death. If I was him I'd do the same thing and would make it my lifes work to deny OJ as much money and comfort as I could.

You could deny OJ money by never publishing the book as well.

Frazod
09-14-2007, 03:32 PM
How do you know that? Even if he and his son had issues it's quite a stretch to say the dad didn't love his son. You watched the trial back in the 90's, Fred Goldman was extremely angry, hurt and devastated by his sons death. If I was him I'd do the same thing and would make it my lifes work to deny OJ as much money and comfort as I could.

Not much was made about it, since it painted poor ol' Fred in a bad light, but I specifically remember that Goldman and his son were, and had been for some time, estranged at the time of his death (no, I don't have a link, nor do I give a shit to look for one). But afterwards, to me that heartbroken father-of-the-year crap always rang a bit hollow. Always seemed like he was working the press waiting on a fat payday.

ChiefaRoo
09-14-2007, 03:35 PM
Not much was made about it, since it painted poor ol' Fred in a bad light, but I specifically remember that Goldman and his son were, and had been for some time, estranged at the time of his death (no, I don't have a link, nor do I give a shit to look for one). But afterwards, to me that heartbroken father-of-the-year crap always rang a bit hollow. Always seemed like he was working the press waiting on a fat payday.

Really? I think the dad and family were crushed. Assuming they were estranged it still doesn't matter. As far as the money goes, it's no one's business what they do with it.