Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel bars a stroppy OJ Simpson

Cosmopolitan VegasFormer American footballer OJ Simpson has suffered the ignominy of being barred from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The ban is the outcome of an incident last Wednesday evening in which Simpson allegedly smashed a few glasses and gave out some verbal abuse.

Onlookers claim the Juice was drunk and laying into staff before he broke the glasses in the hotel’s Clique bar. Security personnel were called and escorted Simpson off the hotel premises. A few regular visitors at the Cosmopolitan say Simpson has been hanging out in the hotel’s bars since he got a get out of jail card on the 1 October.

Responding to media questions about the incident, lawyer Malcolm LaVergne said it wasn’t so when asked if his client had been hitting the bottle. He continued by saying OJ had been to see his parole officer on Thursday and had been tested for drugs and alcohol and both had come back as negative.

Mr LaVergne said the trespass ruling the Cosmopolitan gave Simpson did not specify the reason behind it. Reporters asked a spokesperson for the management team about the ban but were told the hotel did not discuss the private business of patrons.

Now 70 years old, OJ enjoyed a successful career as an NFL footballer and actor before his legal troubles began in the mid 1990s. After dodging the bullet of a jail term after being accused of murdering his ex-wife and her friend, he got nine years for an armed robbery at the Las Vegas Palace Station casino in 2007.



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