O.J. Loses His Shirt

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SANTA MONICA, California: His sports career finished, his professional reputation ruined, O.J. Simpson could always seek moral support from the 1968 Heisman Trophy he won as college football's best player. Not anymore. Under a court order signed by Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki, sheriff's deputies and a huge moving van arrived at Simpson's estate to confiscate property for payment of $33.5 million in damages for the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The $5,100 Heisman was one of the first items to go. The $500,000 inventory list submitted to Fujisaki by the Goldman family lawyers also included a $700 Buffalo Bills helmet, a $25,500 Andy Warhol silkscreen of Simpson, Simpson's $60,000 Chevy Suburban, a $40,000 14-carat gold necklace with 89 diamonds, plus an assortment of golf clubs, Baccarat crystal vases, Limoges china and sports trophies. While the Goldman estate also seeks stocks and interests in five Simpson companies, it is not clear if Fujisaki made a decision on confiscation of investment portfolios. In any case, O.J. probably hasn't seen the last of the sheriff's moving van. Another order signed Monday requires Simpson to turn over 66 items to the estate of his late wife, including a six-foot Yamaha grand piano and letters from former President Richard Nixon congratulating Simpson on his athletic feats. Meanwhile, egged on by fears that Simpson won't be able to pay the entire judgement against him, the Brown and Goldman families are each fighting to make sure they get their share of the loot. Fujisaki, who says the raucous treasure hunt disturbs him, is losing patience. "You guys are just running up money," he lashed out at lawyers for the two families. In all likelihood, more running is still in store.