I remember when this story about Evel Knievel broke when I was 7 years old. It was back in 1977 (ok, you do the math) and my childhood hero had taken a baseball bat to his PR manager, Shelly Saltman. At that time, Saltman won a $12.75 million in damages against Knievel. Well, according to the Associated Press, he was never able to recover his judgment and he now estimates it to be more than $100 million. (source). Since Knivel’s death a few days ago, it looks like Saltman is out to collect his judgment.
According to Saltman,
“We are going hot and heavy after his estate,” Saltman told The Associated Press after Knievel died Friday at 69. “What he tried to do to me and how it hurt my family, I’m owed that.”