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READY IF YOU ARE, O.J.
Frank Deford
July 14, 1969
Prepared to sit out the season, O. J. Simpson isn't about to lower his asking price for shuffling off to the Buffalo Bills. He has all sorts of deals in the works, including a Hollywood career
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July 14, 1969

Ready If You Are, O.j.

Prepared to sit out the season, O. J. Simpson isn't about to lower his asking price for shuffling off to the Buffalo Bills. He has all sorts of deals in the works, including a Hollywood career

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"I wouldn't give you 90�, Simpson," another kid said, and laughed.

"You play football?" Simpson asked him.

"Sure."

"What position?"

"Quarterback," the boy said proudly.

"I figured you were a QB the way you talked all the time," O.J. said.

"C'mon, you gonna sign?"

"I don't know yet. I really don't."

"I'll tell you, Simpson," the QB said, "if they pay you $1,000,000, you sure ain't gonna be warming no bench."

"Hey, O.J.," Chuck Barnes said, "how come you and me never even thought of that?"

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