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Smithsonian to OJ:

Thanks, But No Thanks

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

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


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Maniacal Zebra    

Glad to know the Smithsonian has taste! I may have to visit there one day.

1703 days ago


GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1703 days ago


Kudos to someone in the Smithsonian for having the brains to reject this. Sell the bloody suit and give the $$$ to the Goldmans!

1703 days ago


Numerous mistakes by the prosecution, beginning with the jury selection, the brilliant defense by Johnnie Cochran and OJ's charisma are what caused OJ to be found not guilty.

1703 days ago

Jerry Martin    

Can I have his pants? They're not covered in blood, are they?

1703 days ago


"misguided jury"

The prosecution did not appeal the jury's decision, so the "misguided" conclusion isn't well founded.

Sure, their choice was controversial, but it was also constrained by the prosecution. We as a society tend to find that men who kill their wives in a fit of rage are guilty of manslaughter rather than first degree murder. This is especially true of black men. It was therefore a bit of a reach for them to charge OJ with first degree murder.

OJ's case was an odd place for redefining the value of the female lives taken by black men... because most of those victims are black females, not white females like Jessica Simpson.

1703 days ago


#8 What nut shell did you come from? Are you S.O.S.(Stuck On Stupid)or did you just recover from your lobotomy. O.J.'s guilty as much as Manson was.Your the type of idiot that would of cried "Racial Discrimination" if he was found guilty.This was a major miscarriage,just as when the LAPD was found "not "guility" for beatintg the hell out of Mr.Rodney King.So Max plase pull your head out,or return the nearest mental facility ASAP.

1703 days ago


The whole thing is a joke

1703 days ago


22. They can put it right next to Dillinger's penis.

Posted at 10:43AM on Mar 2nd 2010 by Zazoo


You're thinking of the Army Medical Museum. It used to be near the Mall along with all the Smithsonian museums.

1703 days ago


ROFLMAO!!!! WHO would want ANYTHING of that losers??!! ;oP

1703 days ago


"" Everyone knows he was guilty ""

I don't know that. The jury didn't. Case closed.

1703 days ago


To poster #8. No, OJ was found "not guilty", not "innocent". Big difference. You obviously know little about the law and how a jury trial works. Lots of guilty people are found "not guilty" for one dumb reason or another. In OJ's case, he got lucky to have a star struck, dumb jury. The man is guilty as sin and any intelligent person knows it.

1703 days ago


OK.. the bronco, knife, gloves, Lewinsky's dress, Bobbitt's knife, Amy fishers gun used on spouse, Menenedez Brothers gun and copy of life insurance policy etc etc should be on display for tourists and all proceeds of touring go to the victims of the above.

1703 days ago


OK this is the stupidest most retarded thing I've heard since they're letting babies into Brooklyn bars. This jerk needs to go...his suit shouldn't be donated to the Smithsonian...Nicole and Rons' clothes should be..ya know, the ones with all those nasty stab marks??? The ones OJ put there!!! Just a thought...

1703 days ago


Stupid asses..The gun that killed Kennedy and a klan robe is in the Smithsonian. Did you knuckledraggers protest those?

1703 days ago
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