O.J. Simpson woke up in a Las Vegas jail Saturday morning after a Nevada district attorney had him hauled back from Miami for a possible bail violation.
Simpson could now have to stay in jail until he goes to trial on charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, burglary and conspiracy.
The Simpson media circus was back Friday night, following his every move on the route from airport arrival all the way to the lockup, by foot, by car and by helicopter. Media swarm the Las Vegas jail as he entered, but Simpson and the bail bondsman who accompanied him seemed to do their best to ignore the barrage.
Simpson will stay behind bars at least until Wednesday, when a hearing is scheduled for a judge to decide whether he violated terms of a bail agreement in the armed robber case.
"This guy continues to trip over himself. Perhaps he likes the taste of jail food. It's really ... it's inexplicable," defense attorney Dana Cole said.
Simpson was freed on a $125,000 bond in September, after his arrest at the Palace Station Hotel, where he and a group of other men allegedly burst into a room and held up two sports memorabilia dealers.
At that time, a judge specifically warned Simpson to steer clear of anyone involved in the case, directly or indirectly.
"Don't use e-mail, telephone, mail, passenger pigeon, no whatsoever contact. Do you understand that?" Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure said to Simpson during the hearing.
"Yes, sir," Simpson said.
But now, court documents allege that Simpson called his bail bondsman, Miguel Pereira, from the "you ring, we spring" business, and asked Pereira to pass along his frustration to co-defendant Clarence "C.J" Stewart.
The voice mail transcript reads, "Hey Miguel, It's me ... I just want, want CJ to know that the whole thing all the time he was tellin' me that (expletive), ya know, I hope he was telling me the truth don't be trying to change the (expletive) now..."
Simpson's attorney Yale Galanter describes Pereira as a member of the defense team who provided security and transportation.
The bondsman told The Associated Press that Simpson hadn't paid him and that he turned the tape over to avoid facing criminal charges, along with the man who hired him.
Galanter said he was "miffed" that a permissible phone call was used to try to revoke Simpson's bail. So far, Pereira and his bail bond company have refused comment to ABC News.