Collector Arrested in OJ Case

Will anyone not be in jail or very ill at the end of the OJ memorabilia saga? One of the men in the room during Simpson’s "sting" operation was arrested Wednesday for a parole violation.

And..some special footballs were among the items Simpson says were stolen.

Alfred Beardsley, a collector/dealer who was involved in the hotel room fiasco last week, was openly speaking to the media after the incident. That’s generally OK– unless you are wanted by law enforcement.

Beardsley was arrested by a fugitive task force about 9 a.m. at the Luxor hotel/casino in Las Vegas according to the U.S. Marshals Serviced. Beardsley is one of two men who say Simpson and five other men of stole autographed footballs and other sports memorabilia they had set up in anticipation of a possible sale.

Beardsley, it seems, was wanted on a California warrant issued Saturday. He was being sought for a parole violation after being convicted of stalking according to an Associated Press report quoting the chief deputy U.S. marshal in Las Vegas.

Beardsley was taken away without any trouble and was being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center pending an extradition hearing Monday, according to marshals and jail records.

Bruce Fromong, the other dealer in the room during Simpson’s visit, suffered a heart attack Tuesday and is recovering at a hospital.

Simpson was freed on bail Wednesday and flew to his home in Miami to await his next court date.

Pictures of items Simpson was after including a game ball from one of his 1000 yard seasons and a 1/100 Hall of Fame ball from his HOF induction.