Disgraced former gridiron football star and Hollywood celebrity OJ Simpson had his watch seized by a court order, only for it to be judged worthless and returned, according to news reports Saturday.
After his criminal acquittal in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her acquaintance in Los Angles, Simpson was sued in civil court and found liable for their stabbing deaths.
As part of a civil court judgement against him, the watch, thought to be worth $22,000, was to be given to the Goldman family.
But David Cook, the family's lawyer, said he had a suspicion about the Rolex Submariner's authenticity when he passed through airport security after collecting it and the metal detector did not go off. He took the timepiece to a jeweller who confirmed his suspicions.
"It was made by the finest craftsmen in China," he told the Los Angeles Times. "It's a people's Rolex." rel="lightbox1155"