By Steve Haywood Special to Published Sep 18, 2007 at 7:14 PM

Just when you thought there wasn't anything else that could make you say, "Damn..."

O.J. Simpson is currently being held in the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas after being charged with (count them) seven felonies that could put him in lockup for a long, long time.

O.J. apparently was running his own "sting operation" after getting word from a reliable source that memorabilia that had been stolen from him was being sold.

O.J. and a few -- whatever you want to call them, friends, golf buddies, people he met at wedding reception -- went to the Palace Station Casino in Vegas to get the items back, by gunpoint no less.

Beyond that, details get sketchy. O.J. and his O.J. posse came into the room and got what they came fore. O.J. was questioned and released after the incident, then was arrested days later after a mysterious audio tape of the encounter popped up with O.J. giving orders and cussing everybody out.

Bottom line is this: OJ symbolizes things in white America and black America that are different and not good for us as a society. I personally think it smells of a set-up, but he fell into it, so he has only himself to blame.

But, keep it real: if there is one man in these United States of America who cannot call the cops for help anywhere, it's OJ SIMPSON! Unless you are OJ...what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

On other matters....

The Brewers will win the NL Central just because Joe Dillon, Vinny Rotino and Mel Stocker provide that extra "oomph" they needed to get over the Cubs hump. Keep resting your stars in a pennant chase Ned, they'll need during the playoffs too...when they are PLAYING GOLF at home.

The Packers are 2-0! They're playing with house money and have done what they needed to do so far. The San Diego game Sunday is winnable. I underestimated how bad Norv Turner is as a head coach, my bad.

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Steve Haywood Special to

Steve Haywood is the host of “That Being Said,” which airs weeknights at 6 p.m. on Milwaukee’s ESPN Radio 1510 Days / 1290 Nights. A lifelong Milwaukee resident, Steve has been working on the radio since 1996 and also is executive producer of Sports Perspectives on MATA Community Media.

After graduating from Milwaukee Tech High School in 1985, Haywood attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he graduated in 1991.

He has covered a number of major events, including the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2002 and the NBA All-Star Game in 2003.

Haywood, 39, is married with two kids, a dumb cat and a dog described as a “real curmudgeon.”