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Fred Goldman wants to ‘pound daylights’ out of Heisman trophy

June 26, 1997

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ Fred Goldman says he wants O.J. Simpson’s Heisman trophy for only one thing _ so he can smash it to pieces.

``I’d like to have it so I can pound the daylights out of it with a sledgehammer,″ the father of slaying victim Ronald Goldman said today as he entered court again on the hunt for more of Simpson’s assets.

Goldman was blunt when asked about his motivation for pressing the search for Simpson’s assets in an ongoing debtor examination.

``All we’ve ever wanted is for the monster that murdered Ron to be punished,″ Goldman said. ``The civil court punished him financially the only way they could and he’s unwilling to accept the punishment.″

His son was slashed and stabbed to death along with Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson in June 1994.

Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in criminal court, but a civil jury found him liable for $33.5 million in damages in a wrongful death suit brought by Goldman, his ex-wife and Ms. Simpson’s estate.

The Heisman mysteriously turned up recently and was given to the Sheriff’s Department. It was missing from Simpson’s home when deputies searched for property to pay off the $33.5 million judgment against him.

The plaque, however, is no longer on the base of the coveted statue won by Simpson in 1968 for football exploits at the University of Southern California.

During a break in the closed hearing on Simpson’s assets, Goldman and his attorneys said they found out where the plaque is but were not ready to reveal the information.

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