Nevada State Troopers are investigating a Friday inmate-on-inmate assault at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, NV which left former NFL star OJ Simpson in critical condition.
According to a Saturday NST dispatch, troopers received a call from a sergeant at the prison at about 7:30 p.m. reporting that 66-year-old OJ Simpson had been assaulted by 26-year-old Joseph Goldsmith.
“Simpson was air-lifted to Renown Critical Care Hospital in Reno, NV for treatment,” troopers wrote. “while at the hospital his condition worsened and is currently on life support.”
According to prison officials, Simpson approached Goldsmith in the prison cafeteria and demanded that Goldsmith give up one of the tacos he was eating. After a short altercation Goldsmith knocked Simpson to the ground and kicked him several times. He then took a bite of his taco and spit it on Simpson before yelling, “There, Nig*a. How you like that taco now?”
Goldsmith, who is serving 17 years for arson, will have an assault charge added to his criminal record.
Atlantic City, NJ-
Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancee Jayna Palmer have both been arrested for a physical altercation that occurred. The incident happened in Atlantic City Casino Friday night. Witnesses say that after leaving the casino, Ray’s fiancee apparently starting yelling at him and slapped him while walking down the street away from the Casino. After the slap the fight escalated quickly, they were next to a fruit stand where Rice grabbed a watermelon from the stand and bashed it over his fiancees head. She quickly fell to the ground and got up and grabbed a banana forcing it into Rice’s ear. The police were called and responded quickly, Ray Rice attempted to run from the police but slipped on a banana peel causing him to back his head on the concrete.
No serious injury occurred during the fight but Ray hit his head when he slipped on the banana peel from the fight and his fiancee being hit on the head with a watermelon. Both him and his fiancee were arrested for the dispute and had to pay for damaged fruits from the stand.
Ray and his fiancee have not talked anymore to the press about the altercation that occurred outside the casino.