OJ Simpson Bailed For $150,000
( Sky ) OJ Simpson has been granted bail for $150,000 by a Las Vegas judge, on the condition he surrenders his passport.
The former American football star faces 11 charges, including kidnapping and robbery for his alleged role in a raid on sports memorabilia dealer last week.
The bail conditions stipulate Simpson will not be able to contact witnesses.
Simpson, who was acquitted in 1995 after a sensational double murder trial, has been granted bail until the week of October 22nd.
In a statement following the hearing, Simpson's defence lawyer said his client was extremely relieved and is now keen to return to his Florida home to be with his family.
The 60-year-old athlete-turned-actor attended the 10-minute hearing dressed in a blue prison uniform and handcuffs, as the judge read the list of charges against him.
He answered quietly, nodding as Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure Jr. detailed the charges he faces and laid out restrictions for his release.
He spoke sparingly, confirming he understood the charges and also giving the judge his address. He did not enter a plea.
Simpson and three co-defendants face a total of 11 charges, stemming from what police say was an armed confrontation last Thursday between the defendants and sports memorabilia dealers in a room at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.
Police have also arrested a fourth man in connection with the incident. It is not known what charges, if any, he will face.
Simpson was arrested on Sunday and has been held without bail in a cell since.
Police have not accused Simpson of brandishing a firearm in the confrontation.
But he could still be convicted of participating in an armed robbery if one or more of the men said to have been with him was threatening the dealers with a gun.
Simpson claims he did nothing wrong and was merely trying to get back his own personal photos, Hall Of Fame certificate and other items he said had been stolen by a former agent.
If found guilty, he could receive a life sentence.