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Smithsonian to OJ:

Thanks, But No Thanks

3/2/2010 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


0302_oj_suit_ex_getty-1UPDATE
2:16 PM ET: The Smithsonian has officially rejected O.J.'s suit.

It was generous of noted killer OJ Simpson to donate his "acquittal suit" to the Smithsonian Institution, but an official there told TMZ, "It is highly unlikely we will accept it."

A judge yesterday green lit the move to donate the suit Simpson was wearing when the misguided jury found him not guilty of murdering Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.

An official from the Smithsonian ... who did not want to be ID'd ... told TMZ this AM before accepting anything the item would go to museum curators for review. The curator then sends the item to one of the various museums -- e.g., the National Museum of American History. A review is then conducted.

The official said no one has offered the suit to the Institution yet, but the official does not believe OJ Simpson's acquittal suit will pass muster.

FYI ... We're told there is no "Crime Section." Oh, and one more thing. The Smithsonian passed on Monica Lewinsky's famous blue
dress.

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Paula Duvall    

This has become a nation which lionizes serial killers, and deviants, of every stripe! We pretend to be "evolved", and, thus, "far superior", to the rest of the world...

But, what does this say, about America?

Since some dimwit came-up with this monumentally gauche idea, maybe they would also entertain the idea of Charlie Manson mounting his "turds", on oak plaques...so that a display of his "life and times" can be exhibited, at the Smithsonian, to be admired, and emulated!

What is this country becoming?

1641 days ago
2.

Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1641 days ago
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Gladhe8her    

They should put his suit back on him and place them both at a shooting range........ just a thought.Anyone second that?

1641 days ago
4.

Namers    

Blasphemy.

1641 days ago
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tabloid baby    

"Misguided jury"?

Harvey Levin's actions as a local news reporter almost got the entire case thrown out... this according to...

1641 days ago
6.

Quiet    

That suit and or the black gloves he wore, as well as Lewinsky's dress really should be in a historical museum... just saying..

1641 days ago
7.

RonBurgundy    

How about the knife OJ?

He's in jail for stealing his own stuff, but walked free after 2 beheadings, that seems about right.

1641 days ago
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Max Arroyo, Cincinnati, OH    

Remember people - OJ WAS DETERMINED TO BE INNOCENT!!!!!!!

Let the man live his life...

1641 days ago
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Gladhe8her    

O.J.'s suit and Monica's dress both belong in the "RIPLEY'S" believe or not museum. Not shaming the Smithsonian....What do you think?

1641 days ago
10.

mary    

Sad as it is that time was a moment in history. I think they should donate the white bronco and the gloves. Then pictures of those fools cheering OJ on while he runs from a murder charge. Then pictures of who certain ones reacted to the not guilty verdict. Those are the things that stay with me. A suit not so much.

1641 days ago
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amber    

Max - "not guilty" doesn't mean "innocent" so says former neverland ranch visitors who have tush probs.

1641 days ago
12.

jo    

Everyone knows he was guilty and he got away with killing them. He should have been in jail along time ago. The jury screwed up big time!!!

1641 days ago
13.

ginny    

I sure hope they don't take the "Death Suit"

what a sham, he is a murdering bastard!!

1641 days ago
14.

Creeder    

Give it to Fred Goldman and let him have a bonfire. That suit isn't history. It's a piece of trash.

1641 days ago
15.

Kelly    

Obviously, prison hasn't made OJ less arrogant. I hope they keep him in there for the rest of his pitiful life!! Lying, arrogant, manipulative, controlling, POS!!!

1641 days ago
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