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    Jeff Ruby is a Cincinnati-based restauranteur whose glitzy, high-end eateries cater to folks like OJ -- jocks, the rich and famous.

    Updated:2007-05-09 11:12:32
    Owner Boots O.J. Simpson From Restaurant
    By BETH CAMPBELL
    AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 9) - 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.

    "I didn't want to serve him because of my convictions of what he's done to those families," Jeff Ruby said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "The way he continues to torture the lives of those families ... with his behavior, attitude and conduct."

    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.

    Ruby - who owns restaurants in Cincinnati, Louisville and Belterra, Ind. - said Simpson, who was in town for the Derby on Saturday, came in with a group of about 12 Friday night and was seated at a table in the back. A customer came up to Ruby and was "giddy" about seeing Simpson, Ruby said.

    "I didn't want that experience in my restaurant," Ruby said, later adding that seeing Simpson get so much attention "makes me sick to my stomach."

    He said he went to Simpson's table and said, "I'm not serving you." Ruby said when Simpson didn't respond, he repeated himself and left the room.

    Ruby said Simpson soon came up to him and said he understood and would gather the rest of his party to leave.

    Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said the incident was about race, and he intended to pursue the matter and possibly go after the restaurant's liquor license.

    "He screwed with the wrong guy, he really did," Galanter said by telephone Tuesday night.

    Ruby said the incident had to do with Simpson's past.

    "It was the first time since 1994 he has ever shown any class," Ruby said. "He showed it that night in the restaurant" by leaving quietly.

    Ruby said after Simpson left, people in the restaurant started applauding him. He said he has received about 100 positive e-mails since the incident.

    The walls of Ruby's restaurants are decorated with celebrity photos. A photo of Simpson and Ruby used to be on display, but Ruby said he took it down after the killings.

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    I think the attorney's probably just blowing smoke--puffing on a cigar.

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    It's a small point - but a real bone of contention with me.... O.J. was found "NOT GUILTY" .... you can't be found "INNOCENT." It is not an option to be found "INNOCENT." Sorry... but I am having one of those days.
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    He lost his civil case though, in which he was sued for wrongful death. But, different standards than he faced in his criminal trial.

    In any case, with any claim like this about race, we have to look at the whole context, and not just take one aspect and treat that as the end point.

    I applaud you though for making an argument outside the mainstream, so to speak. If you were to ask 95 out of 100 white people if OJ were "guilty", they'd probably say "hell, yes!"

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    Jeff Ruby is one of few left with intergrity. Simpson got what he deserves day in day out. How anyone is willing to serve him is beyond comprehension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    He lost his civil case though, in which he was sued for wrongful death. But, different standards than he faced in his criminal trial.

    In any case, with any claim like this about race, we have to look at the whole context, and not just take one aspect and treat that as the end point.

    I applaud you though for making an argument outside the mainstream, so to speak. If you were to ask 95 out of 100 white people if OJ were "guilty", they'd probably say "hell, yes!"
    I think he is TOTALLY GUILTY!!!!
    Those of you who think you know it all really annoy those of us who actually do ;)

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    OJ was innocent. Clinton didn't have sexual relations with that women. And I didn't.... uhh.... hmm.... nevermind.

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