Fallen football/Hollywood star OJ Simpson‘s home near Miami was sold yesterday in a foreclosure auction, according to Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra.
The house, at 9450 SW 112th St. in Kendall, went for $487,433 to a yet-to-be-identified private online bidder, according to county auction records.
Simpson bought it in September 2000 for $575,000. It’s currently assessed by the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser for $481,043.
Simpson left California to escape a $33.5 million judgment won in a civil court by Fred Goldman, the father of the waiter murdered along with Simpson’s ex-wife in 1994. While Simpson was famously found not guilty of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in criminal court, a civil court in Los Angeles found him liable for the deaths.
By owning property here, Simpson managed to shield some of his assets since a Florida homestead cannot be seized to pay for a civil judgment.
But as the world knows, the former NFL star running back is in jail for an unrelated kidnapping and robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas, and he stopped paying his mortgage more than two years ago.