A spacious Miami-area home belonging to imprisoned former NFL star O.J. Simpson was set to be auctioned off on the Internet as part of foreclosureproceedings that started two years ago. Simpson was serving a sentence in a Nevada prison for allegedly taking part in an armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino-hotel in 2008. The former sports commentator and actor claimed that no violence was involved in his attempt to stop the sale of and confiscate memorabilia that he claimed were stolen from him.
According to court documents in the foreclosure, almost $800,000 in principal and interest was owed by Simpson on the property near Miami. He also reportedly owed almost $42,000 in property taxes and insurance premiums totaling about $43,000.
Before his fall from grace, Simpson was one of the most revered stars in NFL history. He was a much-heralded rookie in 1969, when he was the No. 1 overall pick made in that year’s draft. He lived up to that auspicious beginning, playing for nine years in Buffalo and two in San Francisco before retiring. He rushed for over 11,000 yards, caught for 2,142 more and scored 76 touchdowns.
Miami residents who fall behind on car payments may face repossession. Missed house payments may spell foreclosure. An attorney experienced in working with creditors to stop foreclosure may be able to help those dealing with unemployment, bankruptcy or other financial challenges. Such a lawyer may be able to negotiate with a mortgage lender to seek new terms for mortgage payments.Source: CNN.com, “O.J. Simpson guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping,” Paul Vercammen, Oct. 4, 2008Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame, “Hall of Famers: O.J. Simpson,” Aug. 30, 2013
Source: Huffington Post, “O.J. Simpson’s Florida House To Be Sold In Foreclosure (PHOTO)”, August 26, 2013