By Jake Melkun | USA
O.J. Simpson was a former all-star running back for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. As a Bill, he set many records including the “single-season rushing per-game average” and was the first to break 2,000 rushing yards in a season. He also was a Heisman Trophy winner from the University of South California and was a football broadcaster after his retirement. He also acted in movies from the “The Naked Gun” series, “Capricorn One,” and “The Cassandra Chronicles.”
What makes O.J. even more infamous was him being arrested for the suspected murder of his ex-wife and one of her friends. He ultimately never was able to be proven guilty because a glove that was found at the crime scene did not fit his hand. According to various surveys, most of America believes that he did kill Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman.
In 2007, O.J. was arrested for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint, with him being arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping. Later on, in December of 2008, pleaded not guilty but was found guilty and was sentenced to 33 years of imprisonment, and 9 years without parole. Simpson was granted parole on July 20, 2017.
In Simpson’s testimony to the parole board, he expressed that he is at a point in his life where he wants to spend as much time with his kids and his friends. Throughout the hearing, he claimed that he had “kept his word” on being a model prisoner to the guards. He also had apologized to the man whom he had robbed, Bruce Fromong, who then told O.J.,“Juice, I’ll be here tomorrow for you.” Bruce went on about how “O.J. made a mistake” and that Simpson is a “good man.” After a heartfelt testimony by O.J.’s daughter, and himself, a 4-0 vote took place on his release on parole in his favor.
Simpson is due to be released on parole after October 1st, 2017.