Who Wants a Heisman?
Log on to www.livebid.com on Feb. 16 and you can place a bid on a Heisman Trophy. This one comes with some imperfections—the word athletic is misspelled as atletic on its plaque—and some baggage: It's the 1968 Heisman won by O.J. Simpson.
Proceeds from the Simpson auction, which is being conducted by the Los Angeles branch of Butterfield & Butterfield, will go toward settling the $25 million civil judgment won by the families of murder victims Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J.'s former wife, against the football Hall of Famer in 1997. His Heisman, the first of its kind to hit the market, is expected to fetch at least $100,000. Among other seized Simpsonalia: more than 100 trophies and plaques, five football jerseys, six sets of golf clubs, the painting Picasso Girl by disco diva Donna Summer and an award from a candy company naming Simpson the 1973 Life Saver of the Year.