While he bides time in a Nevada desert prison, fallen football icon O.J. Simpson’s Kendall home was sold Tuesday in a foreclosure auction.
The house, at 9450 SW 112th St., went for $655,000 to a yet-to-be-identified private online bidder, according to county auction records.
The buyer was mandated to pay in full by noon Wednesday.
The winning bid came in nearly $100,000 above what Simpson paid for the property in September 2000. It’s currently assessed by the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser at $481,043.
Simpson came to Florida from 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 in a criminal court of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in a criminal court, a civil court in Los Angeles found him liable for the deaths. The Juice bought land here because a Florida homestead cannot be seized to pay for a civil judgment.
Now, however, the former Buffalo Bills star is in prison on unrelated kidnapping and robbery convictions. He stopped paying his mortgage more than two years ago.
From his cell, Simpson tried to fight the foreclosure action filed by mortgage holder JP Morgan Chase.
Why? He hoped to return home soon, says his attorney.
“He has been trying to do everything he can to win his release, and the idea was that he’d have a home to come back to,” said Leonardo DaVinci Starke, who represented Simpson in the foreclosure. "We were hoping for the best, but it didn’t happen."
Simpson owed JP Morgan $892,283 in back payments, principal, fees, court costs and penalties, according to court records.
Dolphins site hacked
The Miami Dolphins are investigating the hacking of one of the team’s official websites that displayed Triple-X porn content for nearly 24 hours earlier this week when accessed from smart phones and tablets.
Somehow, a login to dolphinscheerleaders.com Monday directly led to a porn operator until about 11 a.m. Tuesday — when the glitch was fixed by Fins techs.
“We fixed it, but we are surprised and disappointed with what happened,” said team spokesman Harvey Greene. “It’s disconcerting so see the content that was being displayed.”
Greene said there’s no way to find out how many unwilling or underage users were exposed to photos of graphic sex. “First, we’re fixing it for good,” Greene said. “Then we’ll figure out how it happened and we’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
The fur’s flying in the wake of the Oct. 17 taping of the Real Housewives of Miami season 3 reunion show, which is scheduled to air next month.
Cast member Lisa Hochstein, wife of Miami Beach plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein, is threatening to sue fellow RHOMer Joanna Krupa for defamation. What happened? Krupa claimed on the show that former Playboy model Hochstein was on the hunt for drugs during Krupa’s well-publicized wedding.
And now, according to the magazine Life & Style, Hochstein’s exploring her legal options. Neither Hochstein nor Krupa responded to requests for comment. But another cast member who didn’t want to be named because Bravo wants to keep details of the reunion under wraps confirmed the incident, adding that it’s just a misunderstanding.
“Joanna’s comments were clearly misinterpreted,” the source said.
Hochstein filed a slander action last year against a woman who posted a comment online claiming Hochstein had been an escort and soft-porn actress.