This comes from the Associated Press:
Thomas Riccio, the memorabilia dealer who arranged O.J. Simpsons ill-fated meeting in a Las Vegas hotel room, says in a book released Monday that the former football stars entourage carried at least one gun, even though Simpson tried afterward to tell him otherwise.
He was trying to convince me a gun wasnt involved, but that was ridiculous, Riccio says in the book Busted, which he and his publisher, Phoenix Books, tout as an inside account of events leading to Simpsons arrest in the botched Sept. 13 heist.
I was standing right next to the guy with the gun, Riccio says. Some reports claim there may have been a second gunman in the room, but I only witnessed one.
Riccio acknowledged the 212-page book breaks little new ground.
Maybe theres nothing really surprising in it, Riccio told The Associated Press by telephone from New York, where he planned a news conference and television appearances.
But as far as the O.J. thing, its amazing how many people dont know quite what
happened, he said.