Report: Game Balls, Photographs And Neckties Among Items Seized In Simpson Robbery

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 6:46 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP ) _ Game balls, photographs and neckties are among the items authorities seized in O.J. Simpson's armed robbery and kidnapping case, according to a police evidence report provided Wednesday.

Most items listed on the Las Vegas police report are memorabilia from the former football star's career, including footballs, awards and signed photographs.

The report, parts of which are blacked out, does not include Simpson's Hall of Fame certificate or the suit he wore when he was acquitted in 1994 of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Those items were thought to have been involved in the case.

A lawyer representing the Goldman family, which won a wrongful death suit against Simpson in 1997 and has pursued his assets ever since, provided the report.

Attorney David Cook had asked a Los Angeles judge to order the memorabilia in the case turned over to the family, but the judge requested he get a list detailing the items.

Cook said Las Vegas police released the report to him after he asked for the list of items Simpson allegedly took during the Sept. 13 confrontation in a hotel room at the Palace Station hotel-casino.

The report does not indicate where police located and seized the memorabilia.

Prosecutors accuse Simpson of leading five men who burst into the hotel room, displayed guns and stole autographed footballs and other collectibles.

Each faces kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy charges. A kidnapping conviction could result in a sentence of life in prison with parole. Simpson faces one additional charge of felony coercion.