(Las Vegas, NV)  --  O.J. Simpson admits there was some pushing and shoving the night he left a crowded Las Vegas hotel room after retrieving his sports memorabilia.  Testifying at a court hearing in Las Vegas today, the "Juice" said he never saw any weapons displayed nor was anyone threatened.  The former football great is asking to be granted a new trial for his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery. 

Simpson claims he decided to get his "stuff" back based on advice from his former attorney Yale Galanter.  He was convicted of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station in Las Vegas in 2007.  The 65-year-old Simpson is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence.  He'll be eligible for parole in 2017.