Smithsonian Gets OJ's 'Acquittal Suit'

But museum says it's not a done deal
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 1, 2010 8:43 PM CST
OJ Simpson is seen at his 1995 acquittal.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – With OJ Simpson giving his agreement from prison, a judge approved a plan today to donate the suit the former NFL star was wearing when he was acquitted of murder to the Smithsonian. The deal ends a 13-year legal battle between Simpson's former sports agent, Mike Gilbert, and Fred Goldman, the father of the man Simpson was accused of killing in 1994. Just one problem: A rep tells TMZ it's "highly unlikely" the museum will accept it.

Gilbert and Goldman claimed the right to the suit, shirt, and tie Simpson was wearing Oct. 3, 1995, when he was acquitted of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Gilbert, who has had the clothes in his possession, came up with the idea of a donation. "It's part of American history," he said outside court. The museum rep tells TMZ if the suit is offered, it will likely not pass the curator review.

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