O.J. Simpson Granted Parole
The former athlete and actor has served nine years of his 33-year sentence
Published Jul 20, 2017Following a highly publicized (and livestreamed) hearing, O.J. Simpson has been granted parole.
During the hearing earlier today (July 20), Simpson pleaded his case for early release. "I've done my time," he said. "I've done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can."
The Nevada board then unanimously voted to grant him parole by a vote of 4-0. He could be released as early as October of this year.
The 70-year-old athlete and actor is currently nine years into a 33-year sentence that he is serving for an armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas back in 2007.
Simpson was previously the star of an infamous 1995 trial, in which he was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The case was recently thrust back into the Hollywood spotlight thanks to last year's O.J.: Made in America documentary and the FX miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson.
Even more recently, Jay-Z makes reference to the disgraced football player in his 4:44 track "The Story of O.J."