So a parole board, consisting of four Nevada commissioners, has just granted O.J. Simpson parole after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping after an incident with memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. Now according to ESPN, O.J. will be eligible to be released as soon as October 1st of this year. Simpson is now 70 and said that he will take full responsibility in regards to his role in the memorabilia theft.
“I’ve spent nine years making no excuses about anything. I am sorry that things turned out the way they did,” Simpson said in his closing remarks during the hearing. “I had no intent to commit a crime. … I’ve done my time. I’d just like to get back to my family and friends — believe it or not, I do have some real friends — and I tried to be helpful to everybody.” – O.J. Simpson