O.J. Simpson has been forced by a court order to give up any earnings received from the licensing of his name to Take-Two's All-Pro Football 2K8 to the family of murder victim Ron Goldman.
The court order was issued yesterday and is part of the Goldman estate's attempt to satisfy a $33.5 million (£17,238,254) judgement against Simpson relating to the 1994 stabbing of Goldman and Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown.
Under the court order issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg, any earnings to Simpson that "have been paid, are due or may be due in the future" will now go to the Goldman estate.
In All-Pro Football 2K8 Simpson appears among 240 retired NFL players. Gamers can assign the players to fictional teams, one of which is dubbed 'The Assassins' and features a hooded knife-wielding mascot.
Take-Two hasn't said how it obtained the rights to O.J.'s likeness, but has confirmed that he has been compensated.
Last week the Goldman estate won the rights to Simpson's aborted book If I Did It, in which Simpson explains how he would have gone about the murders if he'd committed them (which, clearly, he didn't).
Poor old Take-Two. It can't even release a seemingly-innocuous sports game without getting embroiled in some kind of bizarre controversy.
Have a look at the video below from GameTrailers to see Simpson in action in the game.
When you said see Simpson in action i thought it was some sort of snuff movie!
PreciousRoi8 Aug 2007 21:41
did you watch the whole video?
I think the Goldmans need to check out the guy over the scoreboard at the end...I think hes the real killer...hes got a knife and what looks like black gloves...all that time the Juice was out on the golf courses looking for this guy and hes hanging out in a football staduim...how ironic
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