Police in Las Vegas have questioned O.J. Simpson in connection with a break-in at a casino hotel, and he is now considered a suspect.
A police spokesman says the Palace Station Casino was robbed last night, but that Simpson has not been arrested. Police are saying the robbery involves sports memorabilia.
Now Simpson is speaking out, telling the Associated Press that he took memorabilia that belonged to him from a casino hotel, but that he didn't break into the room.
Simpson believed the memorabilia was his, according to police. There were several associates of Simpson's that were questioned as well. He has been released and is believed to still be in Vegas.
The news comes just as his controversial book, “If I Did It,” hits shelves. The book is a hypothetical memoir recounting the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Simpson was found not guilty of their 1994 murders. A jury later found him liable for the killings in a wrongful death lawsuit. He owes the Goldman family millions of dollars.
Yesterday, the Goldman family and Nicole’s sister Denise Brown appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to discuss the book, which Fred Goldman called “a confession.”
Oprah called the writings “despicable.”
The Goldmans will receive 90 percent of the book’s profits.