The owner of an upscale steakhouse in Louisville said he asked O.J. Simpson to leave his restaurant the night before the Kentucky Derby because he is sickened by the attention Simpson still attracts. â€œI didnâ€™t want to serve him because of my convictions of what heâ€™s done to those families,â€ Jeff Ruby said in a telephone interview Tuesday. â€œThe way he continues to torture the lives of those families â€¦ with his behavior, attitude and conduct.â€
Simpson, an NFL Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner, was found innocent in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman but was found liable in a civil trial that followed.
Simpsonâ€™s attorney, Yale Galanter, said the incident was about race, and he intended to pursue the matter and possibly go after the restaurantâ€™s liquor license.
Mr. OJ Simpson. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin. So please put the race card back in your wallet for another day. The reason why this restaurant owner refused to serve you is because you are a cold blooded murderer! I will say that at one time, after your appearance in The Naked Gun movies (gotta love Leslie Nelson) I found you to be somewhat of a funny man. Now, I think of you only as a killer that got away with murder, literally.