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O.J. questioned in Las Vegas hotel incident

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by DryCreek, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. DryCreek

    DryCreek CH Dog


    O.J. questioned in Las Vegas hotel incident

    Dan Whitcomb, Reuters

    Published: Saturday, September 15, 2007

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was questioned by Las Vegas police after a sports memorabilia dealer accused the former star athlete and murder defendant of robbing him at gunpoint, police and others said on Friday.
    Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend in 1995 after one of the most sensational trials in U.S. history, was not charged in the robbery case at a casino hotel and was cooperating in the investigation, police said.

    But detectives planned to question Simpson, 60, again about his involvement in the Thursday night incident, which was reported by the memorabilia dealer as an armed robbery in his room at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino.

    Las Vegas police were looking for at least two people who were with Simpson in the hotel room during the confrontation.

    "The victim stated that one of the suspects involved in the robbery was O.J. Simpson," said police Capt. James Dillon. "The items taken were various sports-related products."

    Dillon said detectives could not confirm that weapons were drawn in the room and were studying casino video surveillance tapes.

    "We have a report from the victim that there were weapons involved," he said. "We have not determined that at this time and have not recovered any weapons."

    Dillon said Simpson, who lives in Florida, "has not been restricted in any form. He can leave Las Vegas."


    An attorney for Fred Goldman, whose son, Ron, was one of two people Simpson was accused of stabbing and slashing to death on June 12, 1994, said he had spoken with the memorabilia dealer, Alfred Beardsley.

    "I was told by Mr. Beardsley that he was robbed at gunpoint by O.J. Simpson in a hotel room in Las Vegas," Goldman lawyer David Cook said.

    Beardsley confirmed to Reuters that he had filed a police report about the altercation. He said detectives had asked him not to speak to reporters during the investigation.

    An attorney for Simpson could not be reached for comment.

    The robbery accusations against Simpson became public on the same day his controversial ghost-written book, "If I Did It," hit retail shelves.

    The book offers a hypothetical account of how the celebrated U.S. football running back turned television pitch man and actor might have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

    Simpson was acquitted of the murders in 1995 after a trial that was carried live across the country, transfixing Americans. But a civil court jury later found him responsible for the deaths and ordered him to pay $33.5 million in damages to the Brown and Goldman families.

    So now he plans on making a profit from the death of his ex-wife and her friend...can you say crass, tacky, disrespectful etc....No Respect!
  2. EDOGZ818

    EDOGZ818 Big Dog

    This story is pure BS. The juice didn't pull a stick up. "Don't believe the hype!"
  3. DryCreek

    DryCreek CH Dog

    Well, we all know how accurate the media is with the truth LOL.

    My point was more about his book being released. Whether or not he WAS guilty in the deaths of his ex and her friend, it shows no respect for the dead to write a book about how he would have killed them.

    It's tacky and shows NO class. ;) Of course, this is just my opinion.:)
  4. ColbyDogs

    ColbyDogs CH Dog

    LOL I love OJ. He is to divorced men what Ron Jeremy is to fat men. Although I have to admit that OJ memorabilia being stolen while OJ himself was in town doesn't look good for him. Wonder if he was chipping golf balls at the time of the crime ?
  5. Might be your opinion, but lets just say that is shared by A lot of people including me! ;)
  6. Michele

    Michele Guest

    The book release to me, means there's still alot of anger that these people have not dealt with yet.
  7. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    In one article I read, his police statement was along the lines of "those were my things". Considering he had a court appearance set for that day, for bankruptcy, and told his lawyer he would be "out of town" then is a suspect in a place they know he was is idiotic. For those, who don't know, the objects stolen were peices he had to auction off to pay for the murder trial, such things as his heisman trophy. Thus, why he would see them as "his" and not stealing. The law doesn't see it that way!
  8. chloesredboy

    chloesredboy CH Dog

    Alot of major book store chains such as B&N and Borders said they wouldnt even sell the book.I though I had heard he scrapped it after all the outrage it was creating.I dont know though,maybe he thinks someone would actually buy it.
  9. Michele

    Michele Guest

  10. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    He has nothing to do with the book. His publisher would not do it, with all the hype, no one wanted to see him profit. He sold the rights, and the Goldman family bought it. They are the ones publishing it, after changing the title, and a few other things.

    As a side note, front page of Yahoo news today, shows he has been arrested for this crime.
  11. EDOGZ818

    EDOGZ818 Big Dog

    The "juice", I think was guilty in the situation with his wife, and now they are going to make him pay anyway they can. Yeah, the book was tacky and disrespectful, I agree: but the vegas incident is pure "BS", although legally he is in hot water. Its called "CONVERSION OF PROPERTY". When some one steals your stuff, in a certain way.(LEGALLY) You can't just go get it back. Take heed, because this happens with the dogs quite often. This is especially frustrating if the police, for whatever reasons are disinclined to help the victimized party. (Think the cops would help OJ?) The correct remedy is a civil suit. Now if you gave your dog to someone to walk, breed, wash etc. and they keep it, legally the police can't do anything. It becomes a matter for civil court.The average person would just go and take thier dog back, if they physically could. The original thief could then legally take action to keep (defend) the dog and call the police. Of course the police could use thier discretion in arresting one of the parties. Believe it or not, sometimes the police abuse thier discretion. (GASP)
  12. DryCreek

    DryCreek CH Dog

    Ah, thanks for the info 14rock. If the family of the victim is doing this it makes it acceptable.

    Ruins my theory though, here I had it figured as a publicity stunt to promote the release of his book. Just seemed kind of strange that it just happened to be on the same day LOL.
  13. purplepig

    purplepig CH Dog

    Not the same thing here. He was required to sale thes things by order of court, not same as letting someone walk your dog and they took off with it!
    Also, as to the book, The Goldmons did not "buy" the rights to the book, it was awarded to them for the civil suit, which they have recieved not one penny from Simpson. For some reason it was to be release one way or the other.
    I think OJ is a weak coward and someone should juice him. For anyone to openly admit that they look up to him should show everyone what our country and world are coming to. People call good evil, and evil good!
  14. simms

    simms CH Dog

    Not to mention it was reported that a publisher did pay Simpson for that book orignaly wich resulted in the loss of thier job. That book wasnt picked back up until it was awarded to the Golmons, least this how I understand this. It is amazing what this guy has been allowed to do those family's and continue to walk free.
  15. frenchie1936

    frenchie1936 Guest

    something about this being a dog site.......
  16. The Watcher

    The Watcher Till The Wheels Fall Off.

    good point. \
    something about Robert Blake since we are OT.

    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 26, 2007
  17. It is a dog site, with an off topic thread.......off topic means off topic of dogs....

    As long as it is not against the rules there is no harm in right? RIGHT!
    Or I guess you could address Marty about it..instead of displaying it here in a thread! :D
  18. The Watcher

    The Watcher Till The Wheels Fall Off.

    or Tim Donaghy
  19. frenchie1936

    frenchie1936 Guest

    ah yes, seems the joke was lost. it was simply my passive way of saying the man ain't worth talking about. america's fascination with celebrities is revolting.

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