A Heisman trophy won by O.J. Simpson back in 1968 was stolen 16 years later in a burglary, and has finally been recovered by Los Angeles Police, according to reports.
The highly coveted trophy was awarded to Simpson after an amazing 1968 season at University of Southern California. It was stolen from Heritage Hall, home to USC’s athletic department, on July 28, 1994, a little over a month after the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Under the accusation of murder, Simpson was trialed, facing a life sentence in what was crowned “the trial of the century.” He was acquitted in 1995.
The trophy was taken along with a Simpson jersey.
Police continue to investigate the theft, as they remain quiet about the details of how they found the Heisman while searching for the still-at-large jersey.
The trophy, a duplicate given to the university of the winning player (not the one given to Simpson), was found last month by detectives assigned to the LAPD’s art theft detail, police said.
Authorities seek the public’s help in their continued pursuit of the missing jersey.
Simpson is currently behind bars in a Nevada prison after a 2008 conviction for kidnapping and armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas.