UPDATE: O.J. Simpson is out of jail, where he made over $400,000 from his NFL pension
By Steven Kutz, MarketWatch
The pension is protected by state law, so he won't have to give any of it to the Goldman family
After serving over nine years in a Nevada prison for armed robbery, former football star O.J. Simpson is now free -- and a lot richer than when he went in.
He walked out of the Lovelock Correctional Center just after midnight on Saturday, and while in there, he made between $400,000 and $600,000 from his National Football League pension, according to a calculation done by ESPN (http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20105901/calculating-how-much-money-oj-simpson-made-nfl-pension-prison-nevada). He made over $400,000 if he started taking his pension at age 55, and over $600,000 if he started taking it at 65.
He was incarcerated for a 2008 armed robbery conviction; he was arrested while trying to regain sports memorabilia he said had been stolen from him.
And he won't have to give any of the pension money to the Goldman family, who won a $33.5 million civil suit against Simpson after the latter was found not guilty of murdering their son Ron Goldman along with Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994. That's because NFL pensions are protected by state law (http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20105901/calculating-how-much-money-oj-simpson-made-nfl-pension-prison-nevada).
The Goldman family, in a statement, said it will continue to pursue the millions Simpson owes them.