Knievel's cash bash

Of all the bones motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel broke over the years, the costliest may have been the left arm of a PR man by the name of Shelly Saltman.

Saltman won US$12.75 million ($16.7 million) in damages against Knievel after the showman attacked him with a baseball bat in 1977 in a rage over a book Saltman had written about him.

With interest, the still-uncollected sum is now more than US$100 million by Saltman's estimate, and he intends to collect it following Knievel's death last Friday.

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