Man says he sold O.J. Simpson’s 1968 Heisman Trophy to Reno collector a year ago

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O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy was thought to still be locked away in a Philadelphia bank vault, because the man who bought it at auction in 1999 had continued to say so. But ESPN has learned it is likely now in Reno, Nevada, as that same man has now identified another as the trophy's true owner.

Tom Kriessman, the Philadelphia sheet-metal wholesaler who purchased that trophy at auction for $255,000, reneged his previous account published as part of an ESPN story on the subject and says the trophy is now in the hands of 53-year-old Rick Reviglio, president and general manager of a successful construction wholesale supplier and one of Reno's highest-profile citizens. Reviglio and Kriessman say Simpson's trophy was purchased in secret nearly one year ago and is now on display as the centerpiece of Reviglio's expansive, private, sports memorabilia collection.

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