After reading a recent ESPN story about how O.J. Simpson’s 1968 Heisman Trophy is more than likely now located in Reno, Nevada, former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra says he wants to buy it.
The trophy is supposedly now owned by Rick Reviglio, president and general manager of a construction wholesale supplier, who reportedly purchased the trophy in secret nearly a year ago and now keeps it in a “secure environment along with many other historically important memorabilia.”
Reviglio wrote in an email to ESPN, “I have no interest in selling the Heisman and it is my express goal to continue adding to my collection so that someday my children’s children and their children have one of the finest American sports memorabilia collections ever known. Going forward, I would request that my privacy be respected and I intend for this statement to serve as my only public comment on this matter.”
That’s not stopping Dykstra from telling his followers on Twitter that he wants to buy Simpson’s Heisman Trophy. He’s even asking the internet for help with what he should do with it if he somehow is able to achieve his goal.
“#NailsNation, if we can get the funds together to buy Orenthal’s #Heisman Trophy, what should we do with it, melted down or not?” tweeted Dykstra.
So far the suggestions Dykstra appears to like the most (he re-tweeted them) are…
Allow people to piss on it for $1, and give the money to the Goldman/Brown families.— Dr. Farts, Sex Dwarf (@TomKenniston) December 19, 2019
Make a latex mold of your hog and turn it into a cast, fill the cast with molten bronze from statue, send the completed sculpture to OJ, try to avoid getting murdered.— Lohrdook 🧢 (@WarcraftLounge) December 19, 2019
Melt it down. Make some nice teeth for yourself. Avoid dumpster diving to retrieve teeth.— Dhante McGee-Chan (@NorthVanDhan) December 19, 2019
That is a reference to this Five-Star story.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1207717035897184256 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1207718683004612610
Dykstra also offered up a suggestion of his own.
Or should we, as someone just suggested, cut its head off? Not mentioned: after that, put cute little gloves not all the way on it?— Lenny Dykstra (@LennyDykstra) December 19, 2019
The last time we checked in on the three-time All Star he was shooting his shot with the World Series flashers, so it’s nice to see that he’s been able to keep himself busy in retirement.