Count O.J. Simpson as one of many former sports stars who have faced home foreclosure.
According to Miami-Dade Circuit Court records, JPMorgan Chase filed for foreclosure in September on Simpson's four-bedroom, four-bathroom in the Miami suburb of Kendall, Fla., and since then, his attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Simpson bought the house located south of downtown Miami in 2000 for $575,000. It's currently assessed at $478,401.
The 64-year-old former football star and actor is currently serving a nine-to-33-year prison sentence in Nevada for kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges in connection with an armed confrontation with a sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room. He was acquitted of the 1995 Los Angeles killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
According to the Associated Press, a California civil jury later ordered Simpson to pay $33.5 million for Goldman's wrongful death. David J. Cook, the attorney for Goldman's father who has spent years trying to collect the judgment, said Monday that the bankruptcy case played directly into the Simpson foreclosure.
No surprise at all, Cook said.
Whether they don't have enough cash flow to keep up with payments or trouble with the law gets them in a rut, even former athletes can have trouble paying the mortgage. View the slideshow for four other notable former sports stars who once had the luxury of gigantic homes, but have had to give them up.