National Football League News
Simpson named suspect in casino robbery
Sep 14, 2007, 19:31 GMT
Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas police questioned former football star O.J. Simpson and declared him a suspect Friday in a hotel room armed robbery, involving sports memorabilia at The Palace Station Casino.
The former Heisman Trophy winner claimed he went to the room to retrieve property that was stolen from him but denied breaking in. Simpson said he was conducting a 'sting operation.' He was released and is cooperating with the investigation.
The former Buffalo Bills star, actor and commercial pitchman has been a lightning rod for criticism since his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were killed in June of 1994.
Simpson was accused of the murders but acquitted, although a jury later held him liable for the killings in a wrongful death civil lawsuit.
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