Will the cap fit OJ on this one

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By: J. Koni

OJSimpson.jpgO.J. Simpson has emphatically denied swelling reports that he robbed a sports memorabilia dealer at a hotel recently.

The former football star reportedly raided a suite at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last Thursday, pretending to be part of a group interested in buying memorabilia items from collector Alfred Beardsley.

The items included the suit Simpson wore when he was acquitted of the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994.

He now faces charges including robbery with a deadly weapon, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, but, O.J is adamant that he is innocent.

He says, "Everybody knows this is stolen stuff. Not only wasn't there a break-in, but Thomas Riccio (the auction house owner) escorted us up to the room. In any event, it's stolen stuff that's mine. Nobody was roughed up."

"I'm O.J. Simpson. How am I going to rob somebody and get away with it? This somebody is going to get his private (belongings) back. That's it. That's not robbery. I don't hang out with gangsters; I hang out with golfers."

Meanwhile, Bruce Fromong, one of O.J. Simpson's alleged armed robbery victims has been taken to the hospital to treat a heart attack. The memorabilia dealer was rushed to Cedar-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles on Monday for severe chest pains. An official report to a Los Angeles website was that "Fromong's heart stopped and had to be restarted."

O.J. Simpson, a former football star was arrested on Sunday, following an armed raid at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Fromong claims he witnessed Simpson and five associates attempt to rob memorabilia items from collector Alfred Beardsley.

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