-- LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man in connection with the theft of the University of Southern California's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago.
The Los Angeles district attorney says 56-year-old Lewis Eugene Starks Jr. tried to sell the trophy last year. He faces arraignment on one count of receiving stolen property.
Starks was arrested Monday, and no phone listing could be found for him or a lawyer to comment on the allegation.
The trophy and a Simpson jersey were stolen in a burglary at the university in 1994 while Simpson was awaiting trial in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman. He was acquitted of murder the next year.
Detectives assigned to the LAPD's art-theft detail recovered the trophy in December, the department said in a statement.
The recovered Heisman is the duplicate that is given to the university of the winning player and not the one given to Simpson himself in 1968, police said.
Simpson's own trophy was seized under a $33.5 million judgment after a civil court found him liable for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.