Two Running Backs, One Receiver

Simpson photo with Hoover among items in Vegas hotel stash

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Two Running Backs, One Receiver

SEPTEMBER 14--While Las Vegas investigators mull charges against O.J. Simpson for last night's bizarre memorabilia rendition bid, news reports indicate that the former football star sought to recover, among other items, a photo he took with J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI director.

Simpson was snapped with Hoover in 1968, when the athlete (and fellow collegiate running back Larry Csonka) traveled to FBI headquarters to present the top G-man with an award honoring his distinguished public service.

That black and white photo, a copy of which you'll find here, was previously discovered by TSG at the National Archives. In an interview today with the Associated Press, Simpson claimed that the Hoover photo and other memorabilia was swiped from a storage locker belonging to his late mother. (1 page)