LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg has ordered a hearing for next month to deal with former football great O.J. Simpson's Hall of Fame ring.
A Las Vegas prosecutor contends Simpson gave the valuable ring to memorabilia dealer Alfred Beardsley, who Simpson was convicted of kidnapping and robbing in the gambling capital, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Rosenberg, who is overseeing a $33.5 million civil suit against Simpson, ordered Beardsley to appear in court Nov. 19 to answer related questions.
Simpson alleged during a 1997 civil suit related to the homicides of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald L. Goldman, that he lost the ring while playing golf.
Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said Friday he doubted that Beardsley was in possession of the NFL memorabilia.
"If Beardsley had it, everybody in the world would know about it," Galanter told the Times.