There are numerous documentaries about him, even more tell-all books, and scores of news articles. It’s safe to say that OJ Simpson is a household name. We all know him as a football superstar, Heisman Trophy winner, and an all around big deal because of the things he’s done (or not done.) And soon he can add free man to his resume.
After serving eight years for the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in 2007 in Las Vegas, Simpson’s release from prison could come as early as October. A Nevada parole board resolved that Simpson should be freed after he apologized for his role in a 2007 armed robbery and promised that he’d have no conflicts if released.
“I’ve done my time,” Simpson said. “I’ve done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can.”
The now 70-year-old said he plans to return to his home in Florida, a place he moved to after a civil court found him responsible for Brown Simpson’s and Goldman’s deaths. His move to Florida was strategic, there he could keep his money safe from his alleged victims’ estates.
Upon hearing the news of his release from prison, Sports Illustrated Vault posted an old photo on their social media of Simpson beaming from ear to ear surrounded by scantily-clad models with a caption that read, “The Juice is Loose.” The post was met with confusion and horror at its celebratory tone and was later deleted.
It has been 22 years since his not guilty verdict, but there has been renewed interest in his story over the last few years thanks to the award-winning documentary “O.J. Made in America” and the FX true-crime drama “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
The four parole board members voted unanimously to grant him parole, and board member Tony Corda said he was deemed at a “low risk to re-offend.”