LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators questioned O.J. Simpson and named him a suspect Friday in a confrontation at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia. The former football star said he went to the room to retrieve property that was stolen from him but denied breaking in.
Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. James Dillon said the confrontation was reported as an armed robbery.
“We have reported from the victim that there were weapons involved,” Dillon said, but he added that no weapons had been recovered and stressed that the investigation was in its “infancy.”
Simpson told the AP he was conducting a sting operation to collect his belongings at the Palace Station casino. He said no weapons were involved.
Simpson said he was accompanied by several men he met at a wedding cocktail party, and they took the collectibles, which included his Hall of Fame certificate and a picture of the running back with J. Edgar Hoover. MORE