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OJ Simpson Banned From Las Vegas Hotel Bar After Release On Parole

His attorney denies any claims that Simpson was drunk and unruly.

OJ Simpson was banned from a Las Vegas hotel bar on Wednesday. As The Washington Post reports, it is unclear whether Simpson was acting in a belligerent manner.

According to KABC, Simpson was issued a trespass notice at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and his attorney Malcolm LaVergne issued a statement confirming Simpson's ban: "Cosmopolitan exercised its right to issue a trespass notice. Any private property in Nevada has the right to tell any person that you are trespassing and please don't come back if you comeback you are subject to a misdemeanor arrest," LaVergne said.

Though the hotel did not comment as to why it issued the trespass notice to the former NFL star, TMZ claims Simpson became drunk and unruly toward staff at the Clique bar inside the hotel. During the incident, glasses were also reportedly broken.

According to TMZ, "Security showed up and removed Simpson from the hotel. We’re told Simpson was nice to responding security guards." 

LaVergne refutes any media reports that his client, who was acquitted of murdering his wife and her friend in 1995, was drunk and disorderly. According to KABC, LaVergne says there were "no broken glasses or yelling at staff." LaVergne also says Simpson contacted his parole officer on Thursday and underwent drug and alcohol tests, which came back negative. According to Simpson's parole, if he has a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, then he would be in violation of his parole in the state of Nevada.

Earlier this year, Simpson was granted parole. He served nearly nine years (of his 33-year prison sentence) for leading a group of men in 2007 to a Las Vegas hotel room, where sports memorabilia was stolen at gunpoint. 

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