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O.J. Simpson granted parole during Nevada hearing

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 22:31:18-04

O.J. Simpson will be a free man in a few months.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners voted unanimously on July 20 to grant the former football star parole for his role in an armed robbery in 2007 at Palace Station in Las Vegas.

Simpson, 70, told the parole board that he believed that he had done his time and that he wants to get out of prison to be with his kids and his friends.

However, he still refused to accept full responsibility for the crime, insisting it would have never happened if there were not people he did not know involved. And, he expressed his frustration about his conviction and the memorabilia he was after at the time of the incident.

The room where the robbery took place is no longer being used due to hotel renovations.


Simpson also talked quite extensively about how he has helped other inmates during his time at Lovelock Correctional Center and talked about some of the programs that he believes are beneficial to prisoners.

His daughter, who was obviously emotional, spoke on the behalf of her father as well as one of his victims, Bruce Fromong.

Fromong told the parole board that he thought Simpson was a good man and that he would gladly pick him up from prison if Simpson called him.

Although the portion of the hearing with Simpson took much longer than expected, the parole board made their decision fairly quickly.

Simpson was obviously relieved and happy when he heard the news.

He will be eligible for release on Oct. 1. The exact date of his release will be announced at a later time.