Investigators questioned O.J. Simpson and named him a suspect Friday in a break-in at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia.
The break-in was reported at the Palace Station casino late Thursday night, police spokesman Jose Montoya said. He said investigators determined the break-in involved sports collectibles.
“When they talked to him, Simpson made the comment that he believed the memorabilia was his,” Montoya said. “We’re getting conflicting stories from the two sides.”
Simpson was released after he and several associates were questioned, but he is considered a suspect in the case, Montoya said. He is believed to be in Las Vegas.
“We don’t believe he’s going anywhere,” he said.
A number of years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of staying at the Sunset Strip’s famed Hyatt Hotel, aka The Riot House. In the room adjacent to mine, OJ spent an afternoon autographing mini USC and Buffalo helmets, presumably for some auction house or online retailer.
I’m happy to report that neither I, nor my female companion, were repeatedly stabbed by the former Heisman winner. You can’t judge a man totally by his reputation.