updated 12/19/2008 6:05:44 PM ET 2008-12-19T23:05:44

A victim in O.J. Simpson's robbery of a Las Vegas hotel room denied Friday that he ever had the disgraced football star's Hall of Fame ring, but a judge ordered him to hand it over if it ever comes into his possession.

Memorabilia dealer Alfred Beardsley, 48, said during the hearing Friday that Simpson never gave him the ring and that he believed Simpson had lost it on a golf course years ago.

Lawyers for Fred Goldman want the ring to help pay a $33.5 million wrongful-death lawsuit judgment against Simpson for the 1994 slayings of Goldman's son, Ronald, and Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.

Some of that payment also will be satisfied by the sale of most of the sports memorabilia seized by authorities after the hotel room robbery in Las Vegas, a judge in Nevada ruled Friday.

Beardsley returned to the stand one week after a judge ordered him to hand over the ring by Friday.

During testimony last week, a Las Vegas district attorney's investigator said he had transported Beardsley several times from California, where he was in jail on a parole violation, to testify in Simpson's case.

During those trips, Bill Falkner said Beardsley told him "the only thing he received for his trouble in the case was Mr. Simpson's Hall of Fame ring."

But Beardsley denied that statement Friday and said there was "bad blood" between himself and the investigator, implying Falkner had lied.

"It is absolutely, 100 percent not true," Beardsley said. "The ring never came up. The issue never came up."

The judge agreed to a request by Goldman attorney David Cook to order Beardsley to turn over the ring if it ever comes into his possession.

Outside court, Cook and fellow Goldman attorney Peter Haven said they did not believe Beardsley's testimony. Beardsley said he would file a claim against Goldman to recover his attorney's fees in the case.

The judge in Nevada also ruled Friday that Simpson, co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart and the four men who testified against them have to pay a combined $3,560 in restitution to collectibles dealer Bruce Fromong. That'll pay about $2,600 in medical bills Fromong claimed after he was pushed into a chair while being robbed at gunpoint Sept. 13, 2007, in a Las Vegas casino hotel room.

Judge Jackie Glass also ruled that most of the sports memorabilia seized by authorities after the robbery in Las Vegas will go to Los Angeles to be sold by the sheriff to satisfy the wrongful-death judgment.

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