Will The Smithsonian Take O.J.'s Suit?
Fred Goldman, Ron's father, has struggled for years to get restitution in the $33.5 million civil suit which found Simpson liable for the two deaths. Goldman has sued Simpson and his former agent, Mike Gilbert, who allegedly has possession of the suit. Goldman and Gilbert agreed to donate the suit to the Smithsonian Institution. There's just one problem, the Smithsonian may not want it. TMZ quotes a Smithsonian official who said that any item that is to be donated goes to the museum curators for review. While the suit has not officially been offered yet it seems that it might not be the sort of thing that the museum generally accepts. There is no doubt that it represents a certain piece of history but the Smithsonian tends to celebrate American achievement and steer clear of more controversial exhibits (they turned down Monica Lewinsky's famous blue dress).