Simpson was ordered to pay nearly $20 million (the actual verdict was $33.5 million, but this amount is the Goldman family’s portion of the award) for the wrongful death of Ronald Goldman. However, Simpson to date, has never paid any amount toward satisfying that judgment.
The Goldman family did take furniture and sports trophies. Simpson previously told The Associated Press that he felt no obligation to pay the judgment because he did not commit the crimes.
On June 12, 1994, Simpson's ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, were found dead outside her Los Angeles home, their throats slashed. The LAPD's investigation quickly focused on Simpson, the NFL hero turned Hollywood fixture, as the prime suspect.
He was to turn himself in to authorities on the morning of June 17, but Simpson climbed into a white Ford Bronco and, with the help of his old friend, teammate and chauffeur Al Cowlings, led police on a low-speed chase through the highways and byways of L.A.
The pursuit, captured by helicopter-mounted cameras and broadcast live in all its unscripted absurdity on the major networks, was captivating.
NBC, which was airing Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Knicks and the Rockets, cut to split-screen coverage -- the O.J. chase the main image, the game relegated to a small box in the corner.
By the time Simpson surrendered to cops at his Brentwood mansion, 95 million people were watching, more than had viewed the Super Bowl the previous January.
Simpson is in Lovelock because he was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery in Nevada in 2008. He's serving a sentence of up to 33 years, with the possibility of parole in 2017.