Steiner Sports selling O.J. autographed helmets.
O.J. Simpson, who has been out of prison for less than two weeks now, has already taken part in an autograph signing and the helmets are selling for more than $400.
According to a report by TMZ Sports, O.J. signed a bunch of helmets in a secret Las Vegas hotel signing session just days after being released from Lovelock Correctional Center. Those helmets were recently purchased by Steiner Sports, one of the biggest memorabilia dealers in the business, and now they're selling for $400 - or $450 if you want O.J's signature along with the "H.O.F '85" inscription.
According to TMZ, a rep for Steiner Sports said, "So it is clear, Steiner Sports did not hold the signing with O.J. Simpson, but purchased his new autographs from a third party."
"Collectors collect, and O.J. Simpson is a part of sports history for his accomplishments on the field," said Steiner Sports CEO Brandon Steiner. "He's a Heisman Trophy winner, 10,000-plus-yard rusher and a Hall of Famer. We are just trying to answer the demand of our customers looking to complete their collections."
It's unclear if O.J. was paid for the autographs, but any amount of money he made from signing these helmets would be subject to seizure for the mostly unpaid settlement that he still owes the family of Ron Goldman, after a civil jury found him liable for the killings of Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994.
According to the New York Daily News, David Cook, a California attorney who’s collecting from Simpson on behalf of the Goldmans, said on October 1st that the $33.5 million sum has increased to nearly $70 million, due to interest.
Earlier this month reports surfaced that Simpson was shopping his first post-prison interview for upwards of $1 million. Although, the Hollywood Reporter says major networks, such as ABC, CBS and NBC all stress that they will not pay for an O.J. Simpson interview, which would violate news division standards.