O.J. Simpson, 70-year-old former NFL running back, has become a household name following his professional football career and the infamous murder trial in 1995. Simpson was previously accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her good friend Ron Goldman. He was ultimately found not guilty on both counts of murder.
However, in 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas after being involved in a kidnapping and armed robbery. He was reportedly attempting to retrieve some of his property, including sports memorabilia, but was sentenced 9 to 33 years in prison under the charges in 2008.
In July of 2017, Simpson was granted parole during a public court hearing that received a massive amount of media attention, much like the 1995 murder trial. After spending 9 years in prison, Simpson was officially released at the beginning of October.
The ex-running back hopes to eventually live in Florida with his family, but currently resides in Las Vegas. Since his release, he has not yet violated parole, but has frequently been seen hanging out in bars and drinking alcohol.
Conditions of his parole state that Simpson can consume alcohol, but not in excessive amounts. This raised questions whether Simpson violated his parole on Wednesday evening, November 8th, when he was reportedly banned from the Cosmopolitan hotel after a drunken incident.
TMZ reported that on Wednesday night, the former football star was permanently kicked out of the hotel because “Simpson was drunk and became disruptive at the Clique bar,” where glasses were even broken as a result. However, he did cooperate with security.
On Friday morning, USA Today confirmed that Simpson voluntarily visited his parole officer following the incident on Thursday and did not test positive for drug or alcohol usage. Simpson’s lawyer also denied that he was intoxicated that evening, despite previous reports.
According to his attorney, Simpson was not given a reason for the ban. Media reached the Cosmopolitan for comment, but they declined to discuss the incident.
Violation of his parole could easily land Simpson back in prison.
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