Will Bill Cosby Cash In On The Speaker Circuit Now That He’s A Free Man?

Long-time comedian Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after Pennsylvania’s high court overturned his sexual assault conviction.

Cosby will now have to get used to living life as a civilian again, and he may be able to cash in on his recent bout of good luck to help him do so.

According to TMZ, Cosby could fetch anywhere from $10-15k — and maybe up to $20k — for speaking engagements.

The site points out that Cosby isn’t likely to be shunned, especially since O.J. Simpson participated in many public events after he was acquitted of double-murder and made good money in the process.

It’s going to take a very good publicist and a number of marketing folks to restore Cosby’s image. The funnyman served three years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a maximum-security prison outside Philadelphia.

The 83-year-old made his way back to his home in suburban Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon where, looking frail and walking slowly, he was helped inside by his lawyer and a spokesman. He flashed a “V” sign as he reached his front door.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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