O.J. Simpson has been out of prison for two weeks, and he’s already signing autographs for money.
TMZ reported Friday that he signed Buffalo Bills helmets and charged at least $400 for it. The signing occurred in Las Vegas, where he’s been staying since he was released from prison after nine years for armed robbery.
A dealer, New York’s Steiner Sports, posted prices on autographed Simpson helmets, charging $400 for just the autograph and $450 for one with a “HOF ’85” inscription, it was reported.
“Collectors collect, and O.J. Simpson is a part of sports history for his accomplishments on the field,” said Steiner Sports CEO Brandon Steiner, ABC News reported. “He’s a Heisman Trophy winner, 10,000-plus-yard rusher and a Hall of Famer. We are just trying to answer the demand of our customers looking to complete their collections.”
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Any money that he earns is slated to go to the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson after a civil decision in 1997. He owes the families about $65 million, a Goldman family lawyer told The Associated Press after he was released from prison.
But his NFL pension, which added up to $435,000 while he was in prison, is protected.