OJ Simpson granted parole for robbery conviction

Ross Houston
July 22, 2017

He said Mr. Simpson's actions were "misguided", but he nonetheless believed he did not pose a threat to the public.

Simpson is expected to be released as early as October 1.

Numerous letters mentioned Simpson's 1995 acquittal in the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

He added he realizes he made a bad mistake bringing along two people with guns, adding if he had gone to the room by himself he could have resolved the matter without a problem.

In a final statement to the board today, Simpson apologised again.

Legwold noted Simpson said during his parole hearing that he wanted to live in Florida, so he "could conceivably attend the annual enshrinement weekend once any restrictions that come with his parole allow for travel". I'm sorry to Nevada.

Simpson had no disciplinary issues while behind bars and took numerous classes, according to testimony before the parole board.

An electrifying running back dubbed "The Juice", Simpson won the Heisman Trophy as the nation's best college football player in 1968 and went on to become one of the NFL's all-time greats.

At the parole hearing, Simpson said he has not "made any excuses in the nine years that I've been here and I'm not trying to make an excuse now".

The handsome and charismatic athlete was also a "Monday Night Football" commentator, sprinted through airports in Hertz rental-car commercials and built a Hollywood career with roles in the "Naked Gun" comedies and other movies. He also still has that big civil suit that involed the family's of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

In September of 2007, Simpson allegedly attacked two men in a Las Vegas hotel room to retrieve sports memorabilia that he claimed was stolen from his home in 1995.

Fromong said he felt Simpson's original sentence was too harsh.

A corrections officer led Simpson away.

"And if he called me tomorrow and said 'Bruce, I'm getting out, will you pick me up?'", Fromong said while looking at Simpson, "I'll be here tomorrow".

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