NBC Sacks OJ for Apprentice

Simpson gets thumbs down for Celebrity Apprentice
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 6:24 AM CDT
Double-murder acquittee OJ Simpson signs autographs in this Sept. 30, 2005 file photo.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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(Newser) – Donald Trump won't have the chance to hire—or fire—OJ Simpson on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, E! Online reports. The ex-footballer, awaiting trial on kidnap and robbery charges, had approached Trump about a spot in the show, but he never got to the 10-yard line, said an NBC rep. Trump was big on the idea "for a few minutes"—but the studio wouldn't consider it.