A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole after he served 9 years in Prison. The 70-year-old former NFL player was originally sentenced in 2008 to 33 years imprisonment for kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in Las Vegas back in a 2007. He could be released as early as October 1, 2017.
After learning he would be released, Simpson, 70, was emotional, showing visible relief. As he left the hearing room and went back inside the prison, Simpson could be heard saying, “Oh! God! Oh!”
Simpson delivered a rambling account of the case to the parole board earlier today, maintaining that he didn’t intend to steal but “wish this would have never happened.”
Simpson was at times jovial and combative with the members of the parole board, expressing his remorse and saying he’s humbled by his incarceration. Simpson was sentenced to prison following an arrest in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas, when he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He contended the memorabilia and other personal items belonged to him.
Simpson told the parole board today, “I take full responsibility.” Watch video below