OJ Simpson, who is a former Collegiate and NFL running back, has been released from prison on parole. He has been in prison for 9 years, serving time due to a robbery that occurred in Las Vegas – it’s a very crazy story, and OJ Simpson is very stern of the fact that he owned the items that were allgedly stolen. Even when he was questioned by the judge in court, as to whether the items were his/in his possession or not, he sort of snapped back saying “Those were mine to begin. I still have them, they’re with me”. OJ Simpson seemed to be incredibly grateful when the meeting was over and they reached the unanimous verdict, and afterward, he was heard exclaiming “Oh God, oh wow!”. You’d be pretty happy if you were released on parole after being in prison for 9 years, especially when you believe that you shouldn’t have been there in the first place. In 2007, OJ Simpson was arrested in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was charged with kidnapping and armed robbery, and was sentenced to serve 33 years in 2008. The minimum amount of time to be served without parole was 9 years, and it seems like OJ Simpson got lucky, because that’s exactly how long he stayed in prison. It’s almost as if he was able to count the days down until his freedom, which many prisoners don’t get to do.
This isn’t the first stint of court that OJ has had to go through, as many people know about his role in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. The famous line “If the glove does not fit, you must acquit” from Johnny Cochran made its appearance during that case, and OJ Simpson was eventually deemed innocent and all charges were dropped. Some people will say that OJ is a seasoned criminal, and he knows how to get his way – others will tell you that he’s a sweet man, only trying to do what is best for both his family and friends. Regardless of how you look at it, he’s had a pretty spotty past.
OJ Simpson had an amazing career in the NFL, but that has left him with a few bumps and bruises. He is 70 years old now, and in the courtroom, appeared to be hobbling around. After years of playing football, it’s obvious that the sport has taken a toll on his body – I can’t help but think that could have played a part in the reasoning behind this parole verdict. OJ Simpson is not yet free from prison, he is set to be released on October 1st, 2017. You can assume that this is going to be a very large media event, because we haven’t heard from he man in 9 whole years. A lot of nervousness, and a lot of excitement, to say the least.