O.J. Simpson was granted an early release from prison Thursday after a Nevada parole board unanimously granted the request.
The 70-year-old Hall of Fame football star could be out by October 1st — but that doesn’t mean he’s walking out a free man. If he is found to breach any of the terms of his release, his parole officer can arrest him and bring him back to prison.
Simpson has been serving time at a medium-security prison northeast of Reno. He was convicted in 2008 for an armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel in which he and a group of men tried to recover sports memorabilia. That incident gave him a nine- to 33-year prison sentence.
I watched the entire hearing yesterday and was surprised by O.J.’s defensive attitude and lack of remorse. In my opinion – prison has not changed O.J.