O.J. Simpson Out On Bail

By: Carla Wohl, ABC News
By: Carla Wohl, ABC News

O.J. Simpson is out on bail.

The former football hall of famer had a court hearing on Sept. 19, where he faced charges in connection with last week's Las Vegas hotel room confrontation.

Simpson is charged with eleven crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping.

O.J. Simpson walked out of jail in a light blue suit surrounded by deputies and got into his attorney's car.

Simpson's Attorney, Yale Galanter, says O.J. is eager to get home to Florida:

"He's relieved this has been a harrowing experience for him," Galanter said.

Earlier in a short nine minute hearing, Simpson stood before the judge handcuffed as he read the eleven counts against him, Simpson flinching at the charge of first-degree kidnapping which is one of ten felonies he's accused of.

Simpson's girlfriend wiped away tears and his eldest daughter was also in the packed courtroom as the judge set bail at $125,000. The judge ordered Simpson to surrender his passport and have no contact with anyone involved in the case.

Some of Simpson's friends and co-defendants who allegedly took part in the robbery at the Palace Station Hotel have been cooperating with police, and the man who set up and taped the confrontation claims he has been given immunity from prosecution

"We'll be examining what deals and promises went on behind the scenes," Galanter said.

And speaking of scenes outside the courthouse, the Simpson circus is back in full swing.

Simpson is due back in court at the end of October. His attorney says if the case goes to trial then it likely wouldn't begin until next year.

Simpson's attorney expects he will return to his home in Florida.

Simpson spent three nights in the Las Vegas jail after his arrest.


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