LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – If O.J. Simpson is concerned about his most recent brush with the law, it was not apparent Saturday as the former NFL star lounged poolside at the Palms Hotel, The San Jose Mercury News reports.
“I’m not walking around feeling sad or anything. I’ve done nothing wrong,” Simpson told the Los Angeles Times. “I’m having a great time.”
Besides, he quipped, “I thought what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.”
One of two collectors who accused Simpson of armed robbery told the Associated Press on Saturday that he was “on O.J.’s side” and wants the case dropped.
“I want this thing to go away,” said Alfred Beardsley, a Burbank collector who told police Thursday that Simpson and several other men stormed a Las Vegas hotel room and stole memorabilia at gunpoint.
Beardsley said he called police only because the items were valuable and if he had not reported them as stolen he would be “held accountable for all the stuff.”
Las Vegas police said they had been in touch with Beardsley, who had not formally withdrawn his complaint. Even if he does, “we still have a responsibility to investigate. He was not the only victim,” Lt. Clint Nichols said. Another collector in the room, Bruce Fromong, had not indicated that he wants to drop the complaint.
Earlier, Simpson offered the most detailed account to date of the confrontation Thursday night.
Simpson said he and his friends went to the Palace Station Hotel to reclaim various football souvenirs and personal photos, some of them taken by his slain ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.