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O.J.'s Alleged Robbery

Caught on Tape!

9/17/2007 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

**WARNING: This audio contains graphic content. Listener discretion is advised.**

TMZ has obtained an audio tape of O.J. Simpson's confrontation with a sports memorabilia dealer that led to his arrest on felony robbery charges. In it, you hear someone say, "You against the motherf*****g wall."
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The tape was recorded by Thomas Riccio, who co-owns the auction house Universal Rarities. Riccio met up with Simpson just before the confrontation at the Palace Station Casino on Thursday night.

We're told Riccio was on hand to help Simpson prove certain memorabilia being auctioned by Alfred Beardsley was ill-gotten. Riccio says he believed Simpson was going to confront Beardsley in the hotel room to give him an ultimatum -- either hand over the goods or Simpson would call the cops.

Riccio turned his Olympus digital voice recorder on before the group entered the room -- a group that included Simpson and four other men. Almost immediately, Simpson went wild, hurling profanities at Beardsley and another memorabilia dealer, Bruce Fromong.

The confrontation lasts six minutes. It is graphic and telling. Simpson is clearly the ringleader. Simpson repeatedly says, "Think you can steal my s**t and sell it?"

To hear much more of the confrontation, watch TMZ TV tonight.

We're told Riccio also recorded the police interview with Beardsley and Fromong. Riccio also claims he has audio of Beardsley and Fromong conceding they didn't have a right to the memorabilia. Riccio also says he has audio of Bruce Fromong saying he helped Simpson hide money in offshore accounts.

And there's this: Riccio's partner, Jeff Woolf, says Simpson left a message on Riccio's cellphone trying to convince him that there was no gun involved in the robbery.


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Sitting here, listening to that audio, I thought to myself, "Isn't O.J. such a nice, wonderful human being?"

I am SO glad he is BEHIND BARS!

2556 days ago


Welcome legally to America anonymous. One for all and all for one. Pisses you off that your OLD news? 2007's task-at-hand IS---- illegals and terrists? Get with the NOW and make a positive difference for your country already!!!!

2556 days ago

argyle socks    

too bad OJ doesn't spend as much time looking for the "real killer" of his wife as he is looking for his memorabilia...

2556 days ago


You White folks need to let it go just get over it.

2556 days ago


Let's hope he doesn't get another all woman, black, raving racist, incredibly stupid jury. There are plenty of them here in Vegas. Interesting that you do not see the ":white" community defending murderers, rapists, drug dealers, pedophiles & armed robbers. Anyone heard about the SIX blacks that viciously beat ONE white kid nearly to death? The "black community" is getting together and protesting the horrible, racist whiteys that dared charge these upstanding young black men with a crime. How dare a 16 year old black football star get tried as an adult and not get away with attempted murder!! Can you imagine the liberal media frenzy if 6 WHITE boys beat up a black boy? Do you think white pastors & reverends would be rushing to their side to defend them? Man am I SICK of the double standards!

2556 days ago


Hey, we all have opinions, sure. But #125, just for the record, not all blacks thought he was innocent. And #152, how the hell are you then going to turnaround and say that "white people" make you sick. Make up your mind; can't want others to stop labeling all blacks as being one way and then say that "white" people make you sick. Think about it. Racism, including reverse racism are two sides of the same coin.

2556 days ago

Ms. You_Talking_2_Me    

The question should be how did they obtain Oj Simpson memorabilia, where are the charges against Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong for having STOLEN property, PLEASE take off your blinders and why would Riccico contact oj 3 weeks ago and tell him they had his memorabilia, and they are selling it, rather than contacting the police. why would Riccico audio tape these conversation,
i am waiting for the charges to be filed against Alfred Beardsley, Bruce Fromong. As far as Riccico goes he should be charged with obstructed justice, in setting this up willingly and knowningly, someone could have lost there life. Oj should have contacted the police when he was inform of this.

You immature non realistic sap suckers kill me the man was found NOT GUILTY, he was tried in the same system as everyone else you win some you lose some. All you self rightious azz holes, acting like if someone stole something from you your behavior would be any different please grow the hell up.

2556 days ago

Susan B    

HaHaHaHa Finally OJ Simpson will spend the rest of his life in prison.........about 13 years late, but justice finally.

Can't stand this double murderer. An inmate will wipe that smirk off this jerk's face.

2556 days ago


To #152, I mistakenly attributed the ignorance to you, and it should have been directed at #151. My apologies.

#151, get a clue and think.

2556 days ago


Me bad----You're OLD NEWS
Just wanted to say YOU'RE OLD NEWS AGAIN.

Turn the page in your history book, YOU'RE OLD NEWS.
Get over it, YOU'RE OLD NEWS

2556 days ago


Las Vegas is not impressed with the likes of Orenthal.

The only thing that impresses them there is the billions they rake in every week at their casinos.

And they don't like any little wrinkles in that activity.

O.J. is being held with "No Bail" -- Not a good sign for him.

There's evidently an audiotape, and his own words to the media and police.

I'd say his goose is pretty well cooked.

2556 days ago

Susan B    

151. #125,you are so ignorant how are you going to put a whole group of people together? I am Black and I say he did it. White people make me so sick with their racist ass.

Posted at 9:43AM on Sep 17th 2007 by anonymous

Okay, both of you hold on to your panties. This is NOT about race..........This is armed robbery, a very serious offense. Quit worrying about the color of anyone's skin.
That is so not the issue here.

2556 days ago


enough with the second by second updates. just one summary of the days events is plenty for this attention seeking loser. Who cares anymore about him? UGH! There has to be more interesting or fun gossip to post. What's next, was he wearing gloves? matching socks? what brand shoes and when did he buy them? UGH! UGH! UGH!

2556 days ago

demis bicycle seat    


2556 days ago


Its about TIME !! I hope and pray this time hell do the TIME!!...and lots of it............hes where he belongs now.

2556 days ago
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