COPY-Simpson denies breaking into casino hotel room

Associated Press - September 14, 2007 2:14 PM ET

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson is denying that he broke into a casino hotel room in Las Vegas.

He tells The Associated Press that he went to the room to get memorabilia that belonged to him, but he says he didn't break in.

Simpson says he was conducting a "sting operation" to collect his belongings when he was escorted into the room at the Palace Station casino.

Investigators questioned the former football star and named him as a suspect in what was described as a break-in involving sports memorabilia.

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