Man convicted in missing O.J. Simpson Heisman Trophy case

By Rachel Wold
FILE – In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Simpson says the imprisoned former football star isn’t happy with ads and interviews about a cable TV series focusing on his 1995 murder acquittal in Los Angeles, but he’s not upset about the way he’s depicted. (Ethan Miller via AP, Pool) ORG XMIT: LA104

According to a report by TMZ Sports, Lewis Starks has been convicted for his role in the O.J. Simpson missing Heisman Trophy case dating back to 1994.

Starks reportedly made a deal with prosecutors and will not serve any jail time after pleading no contest to receiving stolen property.

Starks actually contacted USC in 2014 and said that he had the school’s copy of Simpson’s trophy. Police launched an investigation which eventually led to Starks being charged with receiving stolen property.

Starks claimed that he was not the actual guy responsible for the breaking into the case that stored the trophy. After taking possession of the trophy Starks reportedly traded it for $500 and a Honda Accord.

As a punishment for his role, Starks was sentenced to three years probation.

On a side note, Simpson’s copy of the Heisman was reportedly purchased in 1999 by a private collector.

Simpson is currently serving a long-term prison sentence for his involvement in an armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel back in 2008.