Rewarding the Evil: OJ Simpson's Clothes to Be Put in a Museum

Christopher Chavez@@Chris_J_ChavezAnalyst IIMay 1, 2010

"If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit." Now if the clothes don't fit, put them on display?

Washington's Newseum has decided to take up OJ Simpson's clothes from the day that he was acquitted of murder charges. The Associated Press has reported that the clothes have been flown to its new home.

The outfit comprises of a tan Armani jacket, a gold tie, and a white shirt.

Before making their way to the Newseum, the "lucky suit" stayed in storage for 15 years. It has been 15 years since Simpson was let go of charges of the murder of Ron Goldberg and Nicole Brown Simpson.

The Daily News reported on March 2, in an article by Nancy Dillon , that the Smithsonian had rejected arrival and taking of the suit. The Smithsonian passed up on it and now the Newseum took up on the suit.

Simpson is currently serving a minimum nine-year jail sentence for armed robbery in 2007. In the robbery, Simpson tried to get back memorabilia that he believed was still his.

The suit was one of those items that he tried to get back.

He could have been let go with another slap on the wrist, but this time karma caught up to him and gave him a gun.

By a museum taking up on the suit, it brings attention back to Simpson.

Simpson is a disgrace to sports because of his actions. He may have been acquitted for murder, but many have doubts and still suspect that he was the man that killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldberg on that late night in June 1995.

The former college football star was on a road to fame—and now he fails at life.

Whatever he accomplished as an athlete is now overshadowed for good. Ten years from now, if he is ever released from jail, people will be talking about OJ "The Criminal" Simpson. He will never go back to being OJ "The Star" Simpson. 

If the suit were to ever make money, it should go to Ron Goldberg's family. The failure has yet to completely repay the $33.5 million to the families of those that he supposedly did "not" kill.

Out of respect for the families of those that died, possibly at the hands of Simpson, nobody should pay to view the suit if Simpson will be making a buck out of it.

Do not reward the guilty.