Disgraced star could face decades in jail

OJ Simpson could spend 35 years in prison after allegedly being involved in an armed robbery.

The disgraced American football star, who stood trial for the murder of his ex-wife in 1994, is said to have forcibly taken items from an auction on 13 September at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas.

These are said to include the suit OJ wore the day he was acquitted of murder and a picture of him with former FBI director J Edgar Hoover.

OJ, 60, attended the event because he was suspicious about how the items had been obtained by the auctioneer.

‘Simpson was supposed to show up, identify the items and tell the men to either give the stuff back or he would call the police,’ OJ’s friend, Thomas Riccio, tells the LA Times.

‘OJ got really emotional and things got kind of nutty.’

It’s alleged that at least one of his friends was carrying a firearm.

OJ, who was arrested yesterday, denies any wrongdoing.

‘I’m OJ Simpson,’ he said. ‘How am I going to think that I’m going to get away with it? This is somebody going back to get his private (belongings) back. That’s not robbery.’

Phil Boucher