O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

July 20, 2017

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Former football star and convicted felon, O.J. Simpson, appeared before a parole board from Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada Thursday. Commissioners agreed to grant Simpson parole following the hearing.

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The 70-year-old asked the parole board members to release him after serving the minimum nine years of his full 33-year sentence.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners heard arguments before deliberating in private and announcing their decision.

Simpson will be eligible for parole on October 1, 2017.