Parole Board Allegedly Decides to Release O.J. Simpson

Parole Board Allegedly Decides to Release OJ Simpson

Former NFL star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson may soon be a free man, if reports regarding his upcoming parole hearing hold any water.

According to the U.K. Daily Express, a tabloid newspaper, the parole board at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada planned to recommend at a July 3 parole hearing that Simpson be released on good behavior.

“Experts believe the board will vote to release the fallen sports star at the earliest possible date of Oct. 3,” the Express reported. “It would be nine years to the day after he was sentenced to 33 years for a string of charges, including armed robbery and kidnapping.”

Moreover, it would be 22 years since Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend and restaurant waiter, Ron Goldman.

“He’s convinced he’ll be coming out this fall and is counting down the days to his hearing like a kid waiting for Christmas,” one of his former business partners told the Express.

While being released would be a blessing for Simpson, it might not be for the victims of his robbery.

As reported by CNN nine years ago, Simpson and a group of men broke into a hotel room at the Palace Station in Las Vegas and stole various sports memorabilia at gunpoint. Simpson maintained some of the items had been stolen from him.

It also might not be such a blessing for the families of his ex-wife and Goldman, which have long maintained that despite Simpson’s acquittal, he did in fact commit their murders.

Complicating matters is the fact that the convicted former NFL player, now 69, reportedly has a fortune of approximately $2.69 million in pension funds waiting for him that cannot be garnished to pay off his nearly $34 million in debt. Included in that debt is the money Simpson owes the families of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, who successfully sued him in civil court 20 years ago.

If O.J. Simpson really is released next October, it will no doubt be a very sad day not just for his robbery victims, but also for the family members of Brown and Goldman as well.

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