Dealer told to give up Simpson's Hall of Fame ring

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A judge in Santa Monica, Calif., has ordered a former friend of O.J. Simpson to turn over the ex-NFL star's Pro Football Hall of Fame ring to help satisfy a $33.5 million civil court judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg on Friday ordered memorabilia dealer Alfred Beardsley to turn over the ring in a week.

Beardsley is one of the victims in the Las Vegas armed robbery that landed Simpson in prison. He denies having the ring.

Fred Goldman is demanding the ring. Goldman's son Ron was stabbed to death along with Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, in 1994.

Simpson was acquitted in criminal court in 1995 but lost the civil case in 1997.

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