O.J. memorabilia in possession of sheriff

Updated: June 1, 2009, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The footballs, jerseys and photographs that landed O.J. Simpson in prison have a new home at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says memorabilia Simpson claimed he was trying to retrieve from a Las Vegas hotel room arrived Friday.

The hotel confrontation led to the former football star's conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping.

Sheriff's officials say they're waiting to hear from Simpson nemesis, Fred Goldman, before deciding what to do with the items. They could be auctioned to help settle a wrongful death judgment Goldman and others won against Simpson in 1997.

Simpson was acquitted in criminal court of the 1994 murders of Goldman's son, Ronald, and Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson but was found liable for their deaths in civil court.


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