O.J.'s Free

As a reminder, AP reports, Simpson received a 33-year sentence in 2008 for an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

"I’ve been asked many times to mediate conflict between individuals and groups … to keep guys from throwing punches,” Simpson said on Thursday. "My commitment to change is being a better Christian," Simpson said, noting that he co-founded a Baptist group while behind bars. 

 

Simpson denied "ever having" alcohol or substance abuse problems, but noted that he did have drinks on the day of his crime. "We were celebrating a wedding," Simpson said.

 

Simpson received a 33-year jail sentence with a minimum sentence of nine years for the robbery, but that wasn’t his first high-profile court case.

The 70-year-old was asking Nevada parole officials to release him in October, when he will have served the minimum nine years.

OJ Simpson was granted parole on Thursday following nine years in jail for a crime committed in 2007.

The four parole board members voted unanimously and said the decision was "fair" based on the amount of time that Simpson has already served. He will be released in October.

Simpson, now Nevada inmate No. 1027820, was convicted on charges of armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in 2007.

 

 

How long before he has a book deal and TV show?

As PageSix reports, O.J. Simpson may find a new home on the small screen.

An insider tells Page Six the former NFL star, 70, who got parole Thursday after serving nine years on an armed robbery conviction, is being hounded with offers to film a reality show.

 

“Everyone in town is shopping him a reality show,” a source said.

 

“The question will be if that’s a provision of parole to not do media,” the insider continued. “It would be odd because he hasn’t bothered anyone in the media. He would have to get permission from parole to do that. Whatever he does for work, he will have to get it approved.”

 

Dozens of companies across a variety of networks are said to be pitching ideas.

Comments

hedgeless_horseman AVmaster (not verified) Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:07 Permalink

 Bill Cosby is also free, on bail... 

Jun 17, 2017 5:10 PM EDT NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial declared a mistrial Saturday after jurors said they were deadlocked after five days of deliberations. The jury informed Judge Steven T. O'Neill it was "deadlocked on all counts" in a note Saturday morning. O'Neill asked jurors if they were "hopeless[ly] deadlocked," and each stood and agreed they were, CBS News' Vidya Singh reports. O'Neill called the jury's effort "one of the more courageous acts, one of the more selfless acts that I've seen in the justice system." "I feel bad for all of you. I really do," he said. Cosby remains free on bail.    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mistrial-declared-bill-cosby-jury-deadlocke…

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rccalhoun Moustache Rides Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:10 Permalink

If OJ had not committed the murders (or appear to commit the murders), he would have never been charged for armedrobbery and/or done ANY time for the incident with the collectibles.  He would have either not been charged for the collectibles or beenput on probabation.  I despise the hypocrisy and the 'state' getting revenge for bungling the murder trial.  This proves that if the "state"(big brother.government) wants you, they will get you. 

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Sparkey Tarzan Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:08 Permalink

He didn't get away with Murder, he was found not quilty by a jury of his peers, modern people only want to believe in the law and justice when they like the outcomes, now the jury was in the court house and heard the evudence before they made their decision, the people who don't like the jury's decision got their facts from the good looker, with the penetrating eyes prosecuter on the evening news, she thought he was guilty and did her best to convince her audience that her opinion was the correct one, Ergo, mass dissatisfaction with the administration of justice.I, for my part, was always convinced of his innocence, I think anyone who saw him play the "Hightower" role would know he could never do what he was accused of!

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Sparkey Moustache Rides Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:29 Permalink

The Cosby case, Another miscarrage of justice, the destruction of an American Icon by innuendo without basis in fact, God  Bless you Dr. Huxtable, my wife was so taken with Dr. Huxtable that she wanted him to deliver our first child, she wept many bitter tears of disapointment when the studio told us; he only practices medicine when it is written in the script, dispite many entreatments and offers of money they refused to write the Misses into the script, but time heals all things, she recovered of course and little Huxtable, the joy of our lives is a good student who says he wants to be a Doctor!, I guess the moral of this story is; don't give up, things might not seem so bad after some time has passed!

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DeadFred Looney Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:29 Permalink

OJ's trial pointed out the problem. Marcia Clark had just as much chance to pick a jury that sided with her but couldn't find a single person in that pool who believed the police WOULDN'T plant evidence. Too many people in central LA had experience. The OJ probably did the crime but I would have had to vote not guilty as well. Remember, it wasn't a hung jury, it was 12 of 12 for acquital. Much was made of the lawyers tricks and such but 12 of 12 thought the LAPD might have planted the glove. I knew some LA cops back in the day, and yes, they could have planted the glove (and bragged about it afterward).

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