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Smithsonian says it doesn't want O.J. Simpson's suit

March 2, 2010 | 11:33 am


The Smithsonian Museum says it doesn't want the suit O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murder charges -- scuttling a compromised reached Monday in the long-running custody case.

"The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will not be collecting O.J. Simpson's suit," the museum said in a statement. "The decision was made by the museum's curators together with the director."

Fred Goldman, Ron's father, filed the lawsuit against Simpson and his former agent, Mike Gilbert, who allegedly has possession of the suit. In 1997, a civil jury found Simpson liable for the two deaths and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the victims’ relatives. Fred Goldman is still trying to collect the money. 

On Monday, Gilbert and Goldman agreed to donate the suit to the Smithsonian Institution. It's unclear what will happen to the suit now.

Simpson, 62, is in jail, serving time for a botched robbery in Las Vegas to allegedly retrieve some of his personal sports memorabilia.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in 1997. Credit: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times