LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Like a lot of people in the valley, David Roger bumped into OJ Simpson on the street. He joked with OJ about his golf clubs in Summerlin at Red Rock County Club.

“I went up to him and said OJ you have too many clubs in your bag. And he looked at me and he says, I know you from someplace. I said, yea, we spent a lot of time together OJ,” said Roger.

Roger says OJ didn’t realize right away he was the Clark County District Attorney who put him away for nine years for a robbery in 2007. Simpson was part of a group of men, some armed, who went to a Palace Station hotel room to get back what Simpson says was some of his stolen football memorabilia.

“He said awe, you’re the DA. Hey listen, I’m walking straight and narrow and anything parole tells me, the parole officer tells me to do, I do. I said relax, relax we’re good,” said Roger.

Roger then saw Simpson on the driving range just a short time later when OJ said “Hey Dave!”

“And I’m thinking, after a 15-minute conversation I went from Mr. DA to Dave. We’re on a first name basis. And I Iook up at him and he says, don’t prosecute me for what I’m about to do. And I looked at him and the guy next to him says, yeah, OJ says he’s going to kill us on the golf course,” said Roger.

He added, “What an inappropriate thing to say for a number of reasons,” said Roger.

Roger gave FOX5 more insight into why Simpson wanted to stay in Nevada after he was set free from prison.

“His pension from the NFL and the Screen Actors Guild was, back then, $375,000 year. And he needed to stay in a state that protected people’s pensions,” said Roger.

While Simpson was acquitted in the criminal case for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, OJ was still on the hook for a civil judgement. In 2021, FOX News reported OJ would keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings.

“So the Goldman’s could never come to Nevada and grab his checks, his pension checks,” said Roger.

FOX5 asked Roger what he thought of hearing news of Simpson’s death.

“Not much. It was never personal with OJ Simpson. He came to Las Vegas. He committed a robbery,” said Roger.


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