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Basketball legend Michael Jordan has finally won the 2009 lawsuit against Jewel/ Osco and Dominick’s grocery stores.  The judge awarded Jordan $8.9 million for using his name without consent in an advertisement published in Sports Illustrated.  The ad used the icon’s name and jersey number to promote a coupon of $2.00 off a cut of steak.

Many viewed Jordan as greedy for filing a lawsuit against the grocery stores, especially since Dominick’s reported that only two customers redeemed the coupon.  The good news is, after paying his attorney’s legal fees, Jordan is giving away the rest of the money to 23 Chicago charities.  The total amount of money Jordan donated has not been disclosed.  Jordan commented, “The 23 charities I’ve chosen to make donations to all support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago. Chicago has given me so much and I want to give back to its kids — the city’s future.”

You can read more about Jordan’s lawsuit win here.

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