O.J. Simpson Kicked Out of Convention

Former football star O.J. Simpson was kicked out of an Illinois
convention on Saturday, after showing up unannounced and selling his
autographs to fans.

Simpson made the unexpected appearance at Rosemont’s 26th annual National
Sports Collectors Convention, and while excited fans crowded him, disgruntled
organizers soon asked him to leave.

But before his departure, Simpson signed 115 autographs–at $100 and $125 apiece–during his 75 minutes at the event, as well as posing for
several photographs.

He later signed hundreds of autographs at a nearby hotel. Dealers at the event are not allowed to have unscheduled autograph

Convention director Bob Dyer says of Simpson, “The demand for his autograph
was obvious based on the crowd around him, but you can’t go around doing it that
way. The exhibitor didn’t abide by the contract.”

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