OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing Will Reportedly Be Televised on Multiple Networks

OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing Will Reportedly Be Televised on Multiple Networks

OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing Will Reportedly Be Televised on Multiple Networks

O.J., who has been behind bars in a Nevada prison for nearly nine years, is eligible for parole Thursday.

The 70-year-old former football and TV star - infamous for his acquittal in the 1994 murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson - would be eligible for release on October 1.

"He's going to get parole, " said Yale Galanter, who represented Simpson during the 2008 trial when Simpson was found guilty of 12 counts, including robbery and kidnapping, and sentenced to nine years minimum and 33 years maximum.

Although Simpson's disciplinary record isn't available for public view, his parole hearing in 2013 indicated he was a model prisoner who never broke rules.

"Here, if you're a model prisoner, you behave yourself, you're not a flight risk, you get paroled", Galanter said.

USA Today reports that the parole is mostly determined by a "points system", and any personal feelings the parole board has about Simpson's past murder trial involving Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman will be ignored.

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Those parole board commissioners must decide whether one of the most infamous men in the nation, imprisoned almost a decade ago for a bungled Las Vegas robbery, walks out of prison.

Simpson was convicted of trying to take pieces of sports memorabilia that he claimed was stolen from him. Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada this Thursday will be carried live on ESPN as an expanded, 90-minute Outside the Lines Special, and pool cameras in the hearing room make it all but certain the proceedings will pop up at least in part on other news channels.

He told Page Six, "The Juice is sweating it over the parole hearing".

The Board of Parole Commissioners said in a statement to USA Today that its members will issue a decision on the day of this week's hearing to minimize the media circus that Simpson creates. "A decision (on Simpson) is being made at the time of the hearing so that the board's operation can return to normal as soon as possible after the hearing". In the rare case of a three-three tie, parole would be denied for six months and a new hearing would be held next January.

Simpson will have an opportunity to address the board by video conference as he did during the 2013 hearing.

"My advice to him would be to live out the rest of your life", the lawyer said.

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