LAPD Recovers O.J. Simpson’s 1968 Heisman Trophy Stolen From USC in 1994

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Los Angeles police say they have recovered O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy that was stolen from a display case at USC more than 20 years ago.

O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy, the centerpiece at an auction at Butterfield and Butterfield. (Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)

O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy, the centerpiece at an auction at Butterfield and Butterfield. (Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)

The trophy -- the crowning award in college football -- was USC's copy of the statue and was on display in the athletic department when it was stolen in July 1994.

The announcement Tuesday comes a month after detectives had gone to court seeking a search warrant for phone records for an unnamed person who they said was connected to the theft.

Detectives from LAPD’s art theft detail recovered the trophy Dec. 16, but only announced it Tuesday.

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