O.J. Simpson’s arrest in Las Vegas reopen the possibility of prison time more than a decade after his acquittal on murder charges, says the Associated Press. Police said he was part of an armed group that burst into a Las Vegas hotel room and took memorabilia that documented his storied career. Simpson said it was merely a confrontation with no guns. He said autographed sports collectibles, his Hall of Fame certificate, a photograph with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and video from his first wedding were his, and that they were stolen from him and were about to be fenced by unethical collectors.
Police were not sure who owned the memorabilia. They say the manner in which the goods were taken was under investigation. Simpson was jailed last night on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary with a firearm. A judge ordered Simpson be held without bail until a court hearing Thursday. Simpson attorney Yale Galanter said he would fight the charges vigorously. “We believe it is an extremely defensible case based on conflicting witness statements, flip-flopping by witnesses and witnesses making deals with the government to flip,” Galanter said.