O.J. Simpson’s parole seems to be off to a rather inauspicious start.
Evidently putting on hold, for now, the search for the real killers of ex-wife Nicole Brown and companion Ronald Goldman, Simpson was able to find some time to…allegedly…cause trouble at a Las Vegas bar last week.
As reported by the New York Post, “The Juice” was kicked out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel because he was liquored up and causing trouble. The hotel further issued a trespass notice to Simpson, which acts to permanently ban the former NFL star from the premises.
While details about precisely what happened remain a bit unclear, the word from hotel staff is that Simpson started breaking glasses at Clique bar, located inside the hotel. Security was called, and Simpson was removed from the property.
O.J. Simpson is presently a resident of Las Vegas, living in a gated community there. He was recently released on parole after serving nine years for armed robbery and assault in connection with an attempt to retrieve memorabilia
Simpson’s lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, disputes reports that his client was drunk. According to LaVergne, Simpson typically orders one drink and nurses it through the evening, and that he was at Clique on the evening in question simply to eat chicken wings.
LaVergne told the New York Daily News that “like most things I deal with related to Simpson, 99 percent of this is bulls—.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large