snopes.com Post new topic  New Poll  Post a reply
search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hello snopes.com » Non-UL Chat » Police Blotter » OJ--"If I Did It" (Page 4)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!   This topic comprises 5 pages: 1  2  3  4  5   
Author Topic: OJ--"If I Did It"
ComicBookGeek
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


Icon 1 posted      Profile for ComicBookGeek     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
http://jroper.blogspot.com/

There's my article, which will be published Monday [Big Grin]

--------------------
My Blog

Posts: 177 | From: Mobile, AL | Registered: Sep 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 605 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
O.J.: Is It About More Than the Money?

It may be about more than the money. Experts say that in writing a book about how he hypothetically could have committed murder, O.J. Simpson may be trying to recapture the limelight. Or maybe, just maybe, he is trying to get something off his chest.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SIMPSON_BOOK_WHY?SITE=FLTAM

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Bach_girl
It Came Upon a Midnight Clearance


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bach_girl   Author's Homepage     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ComicBookGeek:
http://jroper.blogspot.com/

There's my article, which will be published Monday [Big Grin]

The article is great, very well written.

You might want to do something with this sentence though- "Fox, why not go ahead and give him a job as a consultant “Prison Break” while you are at it." I think there is a word missing somewhere. I might be wrong because I am severely ssleep deprived- but something looked funny with it.

Good writing though, and some very good points.

--------------------
"My Very Educated Mother Just Said Uh-oh! No...Pluto..."~ Steven Colbert

Posts: 3256 | From: Somewhere in Ohio | Registered: Apr 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
ComicBookGeek
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


Icon 1 posted      Profile for ComicBookGeek     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
I would fix it but blogger decided I no longer exist and won't let me log in.

--------------------
My Blog

Posts: 177 | From: Mobile, AL | Registered: Sep 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Ms. Kringle
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ms. Kringle     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
"If I Did It"?

Why is it that all I can think when I read that is, "Whaddaya mean, If?"

I still firmly stand behind my assertion that O.J. is guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty. I don't give a crap what he says, he did it. I firmly believe that.

Of course, I also have a lot of aggravation towards the prosecution, who put on such a flawed case. Too many mistakes, not enough irrefutable evidence, and O.J. walked.

"If I Did It," indeed.

--------------------
Beware corporate zombies! They will purchase your brain on E-Bay!

Posts: 2310 | From: California | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Christie
The Bills of St. Mary's


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Christie     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
9 Fox affiliates won't show O.J. Simpson special


--------------------
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. - Jean Kerr

Posts: 18428 | From: Ontario, Canada | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Joe Bentley
Ding Dong! Merrily on High Definition TV


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Joe Bentley   Author's Homepage   E-mail Joe Bentley   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Breaking news on CNN, apparently News Corp has canceled both the book and television special.

--------------------
"Existence has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long." - Rorschach, The Watchmen

Posts: 8929 | From: Norfolk, Virginia | Registered: Jun 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
ComicBookGeek
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


Icon 1 posted      Profile for ComicBookGeek     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Does that mean my column this week is outdated? :-P

--------------------
My Blog

Posts: 177 | From: Mobile, AL | Registered: Sep 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
pob14
Jingle Bell Hock


Icon 1 posted      Profile for pob14     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Also reported in an AP story here (registration may be required):

quote:
"I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. "We are sorry for any pain that his has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."

Oh, and Comic Book Geek, for future reference, the name of the Hitler book is spelled "Mein Kampf."

--------------------
Patrick

Posts: 576 | From: Illinois | Registered: Dec 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
GenYus
Away in a Manager's Special


Icon 1 posted      Profile for GenYus   E-mail GenYus   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Some advertisers have declined to be associated with the O.J. Simpson special.
I'm sure Ginsu would have advertised:

"I just murdered two people with this knife and it can still cut this ripe tomato."

Also, Southwest Airlines has a series of commercials with the tagline, "Wanna get away?"

--------------------
IIRC, it wasn't the shoe bomber's loud prayers that sparked the takedown by the other passengers; it was that he was trying to light his shoe on fire. Very, very different. Canuckistan

Posts: 3694 | From: Arizona | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Pogue Ma-humbug
Happy Christmas (Malls are Open)


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Pogue Ma-humbug   E-mail Pogue Ma-humbug   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Fox News' take on the story.

Pogue

--------------------
Let's drink to the causes in your life:
Your family, your friends, the union, your wife.

Posts: 11325 | From: Kentucky | Registered: Nov 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Signora Del Drago
Angels Wii Have Heard on High


Icon 99 posted      Profile for Signora Del Drago     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Yay! Here's another one.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061120/ap_on_en_tv/tv_simpson_interview
It appears that good sense finally prevailed. Or, more likely, the fear that the publisher would lose money and that Fox News would lose viewers. [lol]

--------------------
"This air we're breathing. Oxygen, isn't it?"~I’mNotDedalus, impersonating Vincent D’Onofrio.|"Sometimes trying to communicate can be like walking through a minefield."~wanderwoman
"Give people a break. It's not easy doing a life."~Joshua Halberstam

Posts: 4020 | From: Oklahoma | Registered: Nov 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snapdragonfly
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


Icon 1 posted      Profile for snapdragonfly     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Rupert Murdoch no more believes in any of the so called "conservative family values" that his station blathers on about than the man in the moon, but it looked like some good monies to be made there, so heck yeah! Why not!

The outcry (thank God some Americans have some decency still, and kudos to the station managers who refused to air it) and even more, the spectre of astronmical (and well deserved) legal fees from hell, is the only reason that he yanked this.

OJ is a psychopath and his shriveled up, wizened little rotten heart has love and concern for no other human on the face of the earth except himself.

--------------------
"Wolves, dragons and vampires, man. Draw the nut-bars like big ol' nut-bar magnets." ~evilrabbit

(snurched because one of my nutbar family members is all about wolves and another one is all about dragons...)(with apologies to surfcitydogdad)

Posts: 2397 | From: Texarkana, TX | Registered: Mar 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
HazyCosmicJive
The First USA Noel


Icon 203 posted      Profile for HazyCosmicJive     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Evil_eyes:
Here is what the Publisher is saying: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15767285/

To quote the article "because she was a victim of domestic violence and thought the proceeds would go to Simpson’s children"

The procedes should go to the families the Goldman and Brown families, it should not line his pockets. And his children I do believe are old enough to be out on there own without finicial help.

E*E

Just FYI on his kids with Nicole, his son is a senior in high school and his daughter is a junior in college. They're not fully-fledged adults yet by any means.

--------------------
Suddenly she realizes that amongst a crazy drunken schoolmarm, a navy swim instructor with a food fetish, a southern hick farmer, a porn star turned used car dealer, and a horny ex-football player, she won't be this strange outsider.

Posts: 701 | From: Colorado | Registered: Dec 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Christie
The Bills of St. Mary's


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Christie     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
I suspect one reason they may have pulled the book is because it's not doing as well in pe-sales as they had expected that it would. Call me cynical (and I could obviously be wrong) but I wonder if they would have stopped this if the numbers had been different.

--------------------
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. - Jean Kerr

Posts: 18428 | From: Ontario, Canada | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
ChelleGame
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


Icon 1 posted      Profile for ChelleGame   E-mail ChelleGame   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GenYus:
quote:
Some advertisers have declined to be associated with the O.J. Simpson special.
I'm sure Ginsu would have advertised:

"I just murdered two people with this knife and it can still cut this ripe tomato."

There is a true crime book I read several years ago about a hooker and pimp who killed a john, and most likely used ginsus to help dispose of the body. At the time, I made a similar comment to yours above.

It was also the first book that taught me corpus delecti meant the body of the crime, and not the literal corpse.

--------------------
Michelle

Posts: 953 | From: Ely, Minnesota | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Evil_eyes
We Three Blings


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Evil_eyes   Author's Homepage   E-mail Evil_eyes   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by HazyCosmicJive:
quote:
Originally posted by Evil_eyes:
Here is what the Publisher is saying: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15767285/

To quote the article "because she was a victim of domestic violence and thought the proceeds would go to Simpson’s children"

The procedes should go to the families the Goldman and Brown families, it should not line his pockets. And his children I do believe are old enough to be out on there own without finicial help.

E*E

Just FYI on his kids with Nicole, his son is a senior in high school and his daughter is a junior in college. They're not fully-fledged adults yet by any means.

If they are 18 I don't know if his son is or not, they are old enough to be out on there own. They are old enough to hold down and job,pay rent, car payments and ect. You can say they are only 18 and whatever. But there are probably several on the board that can attest to the fact that one can hold down a full time job, go to school full time, pay rent,car payments and ect. So thhe whole bull that they are only 18 and there not full fledge adults does not fly with me.

ETA: It appears that both children are 18, in august his son turned 18. So my point still stands that they are old enough to make there own way in the world.

E*E

--------------------
"Taking all the pain I give you
Loving blindly in return
And I need you more than ever"
WWW.Myspace.com/E_E2000

Posts: 1243 | From: Northern VA | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Christie
The Bills of St. Mary's


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Christie     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Evil_eyes:
Here is what the Publisher is saying: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15767285/

To quote the article "because she was a victim of domestic violence and thought the proceeds would go to Simpson’s children"

The procedes should go to the families the Goldman and Brown families, it should not line his pockets. And his children I do believe are old enough to be out on there own without finicial help.

E*E

You do realise that the two children that the publisher talks about, and that the Browns often talk about and express concern over are Nicole Brown's children with OJ Simpson? If monies awarded are meant to go to the Brown and Goldman families why would Nicole Brown's own children be excluded from this just because they are "old enough to be out on there own without finicial help." What does that say about the parents and siblings of Brown and Goldman?

--------------------
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. - Jean Kerr

Posts: 18428 | From: Ontario, Canada | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Evil_eyes
We Three Blings


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Evil_eyes   Author's Homepage   E-mail Evil_eyes   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
I am so sure the mr. Simpson is going to hand over the money to his kids, just like I am so sure he is innocent and did not go on a low speed bronco chase with the cops.

I am not saying that Nicole's and O.J's kids deserve nothing, but I would rather some sort of trust fund to help them with college ( well one is already apparently a junior) or for when the reach a certain age. But I don't believe that O.J. himself deserves any sort of income off of this deal, which is void now I guess since its not going to air on TV and the book isnt coming out.

E* hope that cleared it up* E

--------------------
"Taking all the pain I give you
Loving blindly in return
And I need you more than ever"
WWW.Myspace.com/E_E2000

Posts: 1243 | From: Northern VA | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Canuckistan
Ding Dong! Merrily on High Definition TV


Icon 301 posted      Profile for Canuckistan   E-mail Canuckistan   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
If they are 18 I don't know if his son is or not, they are old enough to be out on there own. They are old enough to hold down and job,pay rent, car payments and ect. You can say they are only 18 and whatever. But there are probably several on the board that can attest to the fact that one can hold down a full time job, go to school full time, pay rent,car payments and ect. So thhe whole bull that they are only 18 and there not full fledge adults does not fly with me.
And what I like about this, it's so full of compassion. [Roll Eyes]

So you're saying these kids don't deserve the chance, say, to go to school? They're old enough to hold a job, and if your reasoning holds, they should -- all else be damned. Really, just because they're 18 doesn't mean it's in their best interest to just quit school and find a job.

And, really, the odds of them getting a better job would increase with education. Or is that not important?

--------------------
People need to stop appropriating Jesus as their reason for behaving badly. It's so irritating. (Avril)

Posts: 8429 | From: New York run by the Swiss (Toronto) | Registered: Mar 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Dropbear
Angels from the Realms so Glurgy


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Dropbear     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Given that Simpson reportedly has a 6 figure annual NFL pension I don't think his kids should be hard done by in the educational stakes for want of money.

Dropbear

--------------------
" The villagers had said justice had been done, and she'd lost patience and told them to go home, then, and pray to whatever gods they believed in that it was never done to them. -- (Terry Pratchett)

Posts: 823 | From: Hobart, Tasmania | Registered: Jun 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Evil_eyes
We Three Blings


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Evil_eyes   Author's Homepage   E-mail Evil_eyes   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
quote:
If they are 18 I don't know if his son is or not, they are old enough to be out on there own. They are old enough to hold down and job,pay rent, car payments and ect. You can say they are only 18 and whatever. But there are probably several on the board that can attest to the fact that one can hold down a full time job, go to school full time, pay rent,car payments and ect. So thhe whole bull that they are only 18 and there not full fledge adults does not fly with me.
And what I like about this, it's so full of compassion. [Roll Eyes]

So you're saying these kids don't deserve the chance, say, to go to school? They're old enough to hold a job, and if your reasoning holds, they should -- all else be damned. Really, just because they're 18 doesn't mean it's in their best interest to just quit school and find a job.

And, really, the odds of them getting a better job would increase with education. Or is that not important?

They can hold a job and go to school at the same time, or is that not in your reasoning. People can hold down a 40 hour a week job, while also going to school, its not unheard of by any means. No in that post I had no compassion it was a general post that they are of an age where they are adults they are now responsible for themselves in the eyes of our government. And therefor I have more compassion for the Goldman and Brown families, I know that O.J was not going to give the money to his kids regardless of the 6 figure income he gets for his pension. Maybe that is clouding my judgement.

E*E

--------------------
"Taking all the pain I give you
Loving blindly in return
And I need you more than ever"
WWW.Myspace.com/E_E2000

Posts: 1243 | From: Northern VA | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Pogue Ma-humbug
Happy Christmas (Malls are Open)


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Pogue Ma-humbug   E-mail Pogue Ma-humbug   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Evil_eyes:
They can hold a job and go to school at the same time, or is that not in your reasoning. People can hold down a 40 hour a week job, while also going to school, its not unheard of by any means. No in that post I had no compassion it was a general post that they are of an age where they are adults they are now responsible for themselves in the eyes of our government. And therefor I have more compassion for the Goldman and Brown families, I know that O.J was not going to give the money to his kids regardless of the 6 figure income he gets for his pension. Maybe that is clouding my judgement.

E*E

I don't understand. Why do you think the children of one victim should not receive any money or compassion, but the parents and sisters of another victim should? Aren't they adults and able to make it on their own in this world?

You seem to be almost blaming the kids becuase their father killed their mother.

Pogue

--------------------
Let's drink to the causes in your life:
Your family, your friends, the union, your wife.

Posts: 11325 | From: Kentucky | Registered: Nov 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Evil_eyes
We Three Blings


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Evil_eyes   Author's Homepage   E-mail Evil_eyes   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
I'm not blaming the kids, I feel bad they lost there mother. But they are adults and I am not saying that they didnt deserve any money. I am going to state this again I do not think that O.J. unless it was a written agreement and even then I don't think he was going to had over the money to his kids. Just like he didnt find or even look for "the real killer" .

Now if there was a trust fund set up by the publisher and all money went straight to it I dont think I would have a problem.

E*E

--------------------
"Taking all the pain I give you
Loving blindly in return
And I need you more than ever"
WWW.Myspace.com/E_E2000

Posts: 1243 | From: Northern VA | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Echinodermata Q. Taft
It Came Upon a Midnight Clearance


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Echinodermata Q. Taft   Author's Homepage     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
[Edited 11/23 to correct link to page one of article]

Simpson himself comments in this E! Online article. He says he didn't come up with or like the title, and that the book's ghostwriter made up the most lurid parts. On the subject of money:

quote:
"Would everyone stop being so naive? Of course I got paid," said Simpson. "I spent the money on my bills. It's gone."

While the acquitted 59-year-old claimed that the reported six-figure sum was not entirely accurate, he did characterize his financial take as a "windfall" that he used, in addition to his outstanding debt, on his children.

He also denied that anything in the book was a confession, and repeated that he has "nothing to confess."

quote:
He also lashed out at News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch, whose company first touted the book and TV special and then who issued a statement this week terminating both projects, saying he was "sorry" for the "ill-considered" stunts.

"I'm taking heat and I deserve it," Simpson told the wire service. "But Murdoch should not be taking the high road either."

I rather agree with the last bit. And does anyone not think that the text, at least, will eventually surface in some form? And most likely at least excerpts from the video, too?

I did like today's Top Five list suggested number one replacement special: "Okay, How About 'If I Killed JonBenet Ramsey'? Is THAT Offensive?"

--------------------
http://eqtaft.blogspot.com

Hope for the future! http://www.runobama.com

Posts: 3218 | From: San Diego, CA | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Pogue Ma-humbug
Happy Christmas (Malls are Open)


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Pogue Ma-humbug   E-mail Pogue Ma-humbug   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by E. Q. Taft:
Simpson himself comments in this E! Online article. He says he didn't come up with or like the title, and that the book's ghostwriter made up the most lurid parts.

I don't understand. If we think it's offensive for Simpson to put out a book and do interviews on FOX, why is it not equally offensive to let him spout those views in an online article? Shouldn't we rake E! Online over the coals as well?

Pogue

--------------------
Let's drink to the causes in your life:
Your family, your friends, the union, your wife.

Posts: 11325 | From: Kentucky | Registered: Nov 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Steve
Happy Holly Days


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Pogue Mahone:
quote:
Originally posted by E. Q. Taft:
Simpson himself comments in this E! Online article. He says he didn't come up with or like the title, and that the book's ghostwriter made up the most lurid parts.

I don't understand. If we think it's offensive for Simpson to put out a book and do interviews on FOX, why is it not equally offensive to let him spout those views in an online article? Shouldn't we rake E! Online over the coals as well?

Pogue

Did E! Online pay him to hint that he murdered people?
Posts: 1699 | From: New York | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Echinodermata Q. Taft
It Came Upon a Midnight Clearance


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Echinodermata Q. Taft   Author's Homepage     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Well, personally, I never thought it was offensive that OJ would to a book or give interviews, in and of itself. I thought the concept of the book was offensive; and I have a distaste for him profiting off the kind of noteriety he has...

(...except, for the little tiny doubt inside me that says, "Maybe, just maybe, he didn't actually do it" -- in which case the man has had his life unfairly destroyed. Unlikely, I think; but it also bothers me in concept that a man can be judged not guilty of a crime, yet made to suffer for it nonetheless.)

If OJ wrote a book which -- let us say -- picked up from the day the murders were discovered, describing his experiences in the trial and aftermath, without detailing the crime itself in any sensationalistic way, and if he perhaps reached some kind of agreement through his attorneys and agents with the Brown and Goldman families that his kids would get part of the profits, and the rest would go towards the settlement, I wouldn't really object to that. Though I also highly doubt I would buy it.

--------------------
http://eqtaft.blogspot.com

Hope for the future! http://www.runobama.com

Posts: 3218 | From: San Diego, CA | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Pogue Ma-humbug
Happy Christmas (Malls are Open)


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Pogue Ma-humbug   E-mail Pogue Ma-humbug   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steve:
Did E! Online pay him to hint that he murdered people?

I'm sure he was paid for the column.

Pogue

--------------------
Let's drink to the causes in your life:
Your family, your friends, the union, your wife.

Posts: 11325 | From: Kentucky | Registered: Nov 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Echinodermata Q. Taft
It Came Upon a Midnight Clearance


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Echinodermata Q. Taft   Author's Homepage     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Really? The article (Correct link here -- I had linked to the second page above; sorry if that created any confusion) says it was based on two interviews, one with the AP, and one with a local Miami radio station. I tend to doubt either paid Simpson -- though perhaps I am mistaken about standard journalistic practices these days.

--------------------
http://eqtaft.blogspot.com

Hope for the future! http://www.runobama.com

Posts: 3218 | From: San Diego, CA | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Jenn
Layaway in a Manger


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Jenn   E-mail Jenn   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Dropbear:
Given that Simpson reportedly has a 6 figure annual NFL pension I don't think his kids should be hard done by in the educational stakes for want of money.

Are the details of the pension known? I admit I don't know anything about how pensions work, but I assumed there was a cap of some kind. Rather than a 6 figure income every year for the rest of his life, I thought it was more like a set amount paid out over time, and when that's gone it's gone. The closest experience I have is with my mother's retirement income fund and I know she was concerned about running out of money before the end of her life. She had a fixed amount with a monthly stipend moved to from the retirement fund to her chequing account for her to live off of.

Depending on those kinds of details, if Simpson started living on his pension earlier than he planned it may not last as long as you might think, particularly if he didn't reduce his cost of living. One cannot simultaneously live like a millionaire and remain a millionaire without more money coming in at some point.

--------------------
"You're the opposite of troll. It's a compliment!"

Posts: 12086 | From: Alberta | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Christie
The Bills of St. Mary's


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Christie     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
He has a $4 million dollar pension. I don't know the details of how he collects that money but, for most people, it would be more than enough to provide a comfortable income even if they lived to celebrate their 100th birthday. For someone used to a very lavish lifestyle though I agree that they would have to make some adjustments.

--------------------
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. - Jean Kerr

Posts: 18428 | From: Ontario, Canada | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Dropbear
Angels from the Realms so Glurgy


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Dropbear     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jenn:
quote:
Originally posted by Dropbear:
Given that Simpson reportedly has a 6 figure annual NFL pension I don't think his kids should be hard done by in the educational stakes for want of money.

Are the details of the pension known? I admit I don't know anything about how pensions work, but I assumed there was a cap of some kind. Rather than a 6 figure income every year for the rest of his life, I thought it was more like a set amount paid out over time, and when that's gone it's gone. The closest experience I have is with my mother's retirement income fund and I know she was concerned about running out of money before the end of her life. She had a fixed amount with a monthly stipend moved to from the retirement fund to her chequing account for her to live off of.

Depending on those kinds of details, if Simpson started living on his pension earlier than he planned it may not last as long as you might think, particularly if he didn't reduce his cost of living. One cannot simultaneously live like a millionaire and remain a millionaire without more money coming in at some point.

So, like your Mum he needs to budget and think about his lifestyle and take responsibility for it. Given the pension the issue is not "I did it for my kids education" but "I did it for my kids education expenses because I'm prioritising my millionaire lifestyle and their education comes second".

Essentially - "Won't somebody please think of the children! I'll be on the golf course. Let me know what you sort out"

Dropbear

--------------------
" The villagers had said justice had been done, and she'd lost patience and told them to go home, then, and pray to whatever gods they believed in that it was never done to them. -- (Terry Pratchett)

Posts: 823 | From: Hobart, Tasmania | Registered: Jun 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
snopes
Return! Return! Return!


Icon 13 posted      Profile for snopes   Author's Homepage   E-mail snopes       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Lawyer wants Simpson book off eBay

An attorney representing the family of Nicole Brown Simpson accused eBay of not moving quickly enough to yank auctions of "If I Did It," O.J. Simpson's hypothetically story of how he would have killed his ex-wife.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4356576.html

Posts: 36029 | From: Admin | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
Jenn
Layaway in a Manger


Icon 1 posted      Profile for Jenn   E-mail Jenn   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Dropbear:
So, like your Mum he needs to budget and think about his lifestyle and take responsibility for it. Given the pension the issue is not "I did it for my kids education" but "I did it for my kids education expenses because I'm prioritising my millionaire lifestyle and their education comes second".

Oh, I agree. I'm just pointing out that it may already be too late for that. Do we know when he started receiving his pension? It's been 25 years since he retired from the NFL and 10 years since the trial, he's had a home to maintain, two children to provide for, various debts and taxes to pay, etc. and he could easily have another 20 years that this money needs to last. I'm sure he has other income (autographs, royalties), but I don't think the idea that he wants to have money to set aside for his children in addition to his pension is as far out there as some are making it to be.

--------------------
"You're the opposite of troll. It's a compliment!"

Posts: 12086 | From: Alberta | Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
  This topic comprises 5 pages: 1  2  3  4  5   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post new topic  New Poll  Post a reply Close topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Urban Legends Reference Pages

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2