Witness: Guns Were OJ's Idea

Former golf buddy Alexander says Simpson told him to lie about being armed
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2008 4:47 PM CDT
OJ Simpson reacts to testimony at his trial today.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A former OJ Simpson golfing buddy testified today that the football star told him to pack heat for September’s confrontation with sports-memorabilia dealers, and that Simpson shooed away concerns about the police. "This is going to be a robbery," Walter Alexander recalled thinking after Simpson allegedly told a friend to draw his weapon outside the meeting place, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"The police? What are they going to do—take me to jail for trying to get my own?" Alexander quoted Simpson as telling him. Jurors inched forward in their seats as Alexander charged that Simpson's claim he didn't see a gun was a lie concocted soon after the incident. "Just say there was no guns, man," Alexander says Simpson urged.