Jose Canseco gets paid $50 per minute for negative press

Fifty dollars per minute equals out to about $3000 per hour and $24,000 for an average eight hour work day. Multiply that by five work days in a week and you get $120,000 per week. That is an insanely awesome amount of cash to earn in just one work week. I hate talking on the phone but for $120,000 per week I would love it like a vegan loves edamame and quinoa. Of course Jose Canseco isn’t talking on the phone eight hours per day, five days per week but regardless he has found a genius way to line his pockets through negative press.

Jose Canseco has opened up a phone line through myfanline and wants anyone and everyone to call him so he can answer questions about the recent celebrity boxing match scandalous allegations against him. The promoter of the event is claiming Jose never showed up to fight and instead sent his twin brother Ozzie in his place. Jose is claiming the promoter-Damon Feldman, never paid him and that is why he didn’t fight. He’s willing to tell even more about his side of the story to anyone who calls 310-862-6309 and is willing to instantly pay the $50 per minute fee for the call. According to a press release CBS news was the first to jump on this opportunity along with a host of others following soon after. Although this might sound like a scheme to make fast cash-it should be noted that a portion of the proceeds from these calls will go to a charity called the Baseball Assistance Team.

According to a recent tweet from Canseco, his intention is to “Stand up for the truth even though you have to fight an army.” Getting paid nicely to tell your side of the story is an incredibly awesome thing. In a perfect dream world I could use that to fight back and give my side of the story about some tickets I just got in the mail last week from making a right turn on red at a photo enforced traffic light.

Published on March 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm
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