July 15, 1997 in Nation/World

O.J.’S Home Sold

 

His Heisman Trophy, gone. His favorite golf clubs, gone. And on Monday, the biggest symbol of O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall was taken away when his mansion was auctioned off for $2.6 million. The buyer was Hawthorne Savings, the bank that foreclosed on Simpson’s dream home after he fell behind on the mortgage. “We had some great times there,” Simpson said from the golf course. “But it’s gone, and now I’ve got to find someplace else to have some great times, you know? You move on.” He will have to move out in the next 30 to 120 days. The money will go toward liens on the house, against which Simpson had borrowed to pay legal bills. The 6,200-square-foot home in Brentwood has six baths, a tennis court, waterfalls and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

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