LAS VEGAS – O.J. Simpson told jailers he had been planning to host a poker game at his home in Miami before he was brought to Las Vegas to spend several nights behind bars, according to a television program transcript released Monday.
"I didn't expect to be back here so soon," Simpson laughed as he was greeted by a Las Vegas police jail officer, according to the transcript from producers of the MyNetworkTV show "Jail."
A crew was already filming at the Clark County Detention Center when the former football star was brought in by his former bail bondsman on Jan. 11, said Morgan Langley, an executive producer.
"It was not something we were expecting," Langley said of Simpson's appearance, which Langley said drew cheers from other people in an intake waiting room at the jail. "It was a little bit strange."
The segment is scheduled for broadcast Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Simpson's lawyers did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment Monday.
Simpson and two other men are due for trial April 7 on charges including kidnapping and armed robbery stemming from a Sept. 13 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel.
He was brought back to Las Vegas for allegedly violating terms of his release on $125,000 bail by trying to contact a co-defendant in his armed robbery case. A judge doubled his bail.
According to the transcript, Simpson said he was having a good day until he was brought back to Las Vegas.
"I used to love coming to Vegas," Simpson tells a jailer. "Now (I) hate it."
"I had a poker game tonight at my house that I was hosting and today I finally found my golf swing," he says.
Simpson returned to Miami after posting the new bail amount.