OJ Simpson Ordered to Pay Goldmans Over All-Pro Football 2K8
O.J. Simpson has been ordered by a California judge to pay to the Goldman’s estate any licensing fees, royalties or other compensation earned from lending his name and likeness to 2K Sports’ All-Pro Football 2K8. The Goldman’s won a settlement Simpson has yet to pay in the wrongful death suit brought against Simpson over the 1994 stabbing deaths of Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.
Ironically, Simpson’s likeness is being used in an All-Pro Football 2K8 game trailer, “Slashing the Defense Gameplay”, as a member of the fictional Assassins football team which features a hooded, knife-wielding mascot. Although 2K Sports has issued a statement claiming the mascot is “not specifically associated with O.J. Simpson, and the game does not promote any such connection”, I’m sure there’s an inside joke somewhere.