OJ Got Paid $50,000 for Pro Football 2K8 Game Appearance
Remember a few months ago when I shared with you the story of OJ Simpson appearing in a video game? It was for All-Pro Football 2K8, which doesn’t appear to have licensing from the NFLPA. Well, turns out the Juice got paid a handsome amount for allowing his character and name to appear in the game:
Take-Two Interactive paid former football star O.J. Simpson $50,000 for the right to use his likeness in the company’s controversial game All-Pro Football 2K8.
Simpson was paid $25,000 within 30 days of the contract being signed last January, with the rest scheduled to be paid within a month of the release of the game, according to a contract obtained by TheStreet.com between Take-Two and Justin Communications, which represented Simpson in the deal.
All-Pro Football 2K8 was released in July.
It’s quick to be pointed out that the money was probably turned over to the Goldman family. Hopefully that was the case. Regardless, it’s just an excellent excuse to remind you of OJ’s star-studded days with the LA Grim Reapers. If you haven’t seen the video clip from the game yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.