Parole Granted by the Nevada Prison Commissioners, O.J. Simpson Free

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after serving more than eight years in a Nevada prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist.

Since 2008, Simpson has been at a medium-security prison, Lovelock Correctional Center located in a remote desert town of Lovelock, Nevada.

His appearance before the parole board was via video conferencing from the correctional facility.

The 70-year-old former NFL star convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel.

According to sources… the parole commissioners deliberated just over 30 minutes. When the final vote to was read  Simpson reportedly lowered his head and then raised it up with a big smile.

“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.”

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The board scores an inmate on several factors — the higher the total score, the greater the risk involved in releasing them. A person with a score of zero to five points is deemed low risk; six to 11 points, medium risk; and 12 or more, high risk.

Professional Career:

Simpson gained 11,236 rushing yards, placing him 2nd on the NFL’s all-time rushing list when he retired; he now stands at 18th. He was named NFL Player of the Year in 1973, and played in six Pro Bowls. He was the only player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a 14 game season and he’s the only player to rush for over 200 yards in six different games in his career. Simpson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility.

Simpson acquired the nickname “Juice” as a play on “O. J.”, an informal abbreviation for “Orange Juice“. “Juice” is also a colloquial synonym for electricity or electrical power, and hence a metaphor for any powerful entity; the Bills’ offensive line at Simpson’s peak was nicknamed “The Electric Company.

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