O.J. Simpson granted parole

AP

O.J. Simpson will be a free man. Eventually.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has decided, roughly 30 minutes after the conclusion of a 75-minute hearing, that the Hall of Fame running back should go free after serving nine years in prison.

The decision came despite the best efforts of Simpson to sabotage his case with rambling comments that failed to reflect true contrition. But Simpson was, by all appearances, a model prisoner. And so with nine years served, Simpson will be released.

It was made clear to Simpson that his parole will come with conditions, and that any violation will result in his re-incarceration. For now, though, he’s on track to be freed, at the age of 70.

112 responses to “O.J. Simpson granted parole

  1. He’ll still be a prisoner of his own doing. I don’t think he will be welcomed back into society with open arms. Nor should he be.

  2. Okay, O.J. will be paroled. He paid the price for trying to take the law into his own hands and he apparently behaved himself while serving his term. So I’m fine with this parole.
    Most reasonable people know he got away with murdering two people, but he was found not guilty of that, so that was that.
    He lost the civil suit, however, and he can’t deny that.
    Now it remains to be seen if he can keep himself out of trouble. One would have to think he’s finally learned that he’s not above the law and his celebrity days of doing what ever he wants are over.
    Let him go live out the rest of his days as an ordinary guy. I doubt very seriously that it will happen, because he needs to make money and media outlets will be lining up to pay him for interviews. Maybe one day O.J. will finally admit what exactly happened that horrible night when two people were slaughtered. It would be a good thing if O.J. finally admitted he did it. They can’t re-try him for it, so he has nothing to lose and everything to gain by finally telling the truth, in my opinion.
    In any case, O.J. is a prime example of a guy who had life by the shorts, and through his own actions let it all slip away. I was not a Bills fan at all but I always rooted for the Bills against Don Shula’s Dolphins when O.J. was their whole offense. He was one of the greatest RB’s ever and I used to feel bad for him because he’d give it his all and the Bills would still lose. Too bad he wasn’t as good off the field as he was on it.

  3. No fan of OJ, but that was a classic makeup call. Justice system really shouldn’t work like that. Didn’t see it, but was told he sounded a little off his rocker. We’ll see how much the Brown and Goldman family get of the fortune he’s about to make.

  4. I understand he met most if not all of the Parole Board’s parameters- this whole thing still makes me want to puke, especially his clowning while on a hot mike before the Commision came out.

  5. I saw an interview with Kato Kaelyn this past weekend and his advice to OJ if he was given parole was… “OJ, stay out of the limelight. Lay low, stay out of the media, spend time with your family and write a few books to make money – nothing controversial, not “how I would have killed Nicole if I did it” and disappear as an old peaceful man.”

    I hope OJ heard that and listens to it.

  6. Model prisoner? ….the prison treated him like he was a deserving celebrity. Since his release is conditional I wonder what the over under is on his reincarceration.

  7. factschecker says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:13 PM
    He’ll still be a prisoner of his own doing. I don’t think he will be welcomed back into society with open arms. Nor should he be.

    ————

    Most people already like him more than they do Kaep

  8. 2000 yards.. in a 14-game season.

    6 yards/carry, 143 rushing yards/game.

    That would be 2240 yards in a 16 game season, 135 more than the current record.

  9. liontuss says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:35 PM

    Does anyone remember how to spell “loose”?
    ————————-

    Lol. Usually it is the other way around.

  10. aarons444 says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:32 PM
    2000 yards.. in a 14-game season.

    6 yards/carry, 143 rushing yards/game.

    That would be 2240 yards in a 16 game season, 135 more than the current record.

    ———-

    And that was with the opposing defense knowing that OJ was getting the ball every play

  11. We have folks in the Whitehouse committing more crimes every day, than O.J. ever will in his lifetime. Maybe some day O.J. will be president and Trump will be attending a parole hearing. That would be true justice.

  12. v2787 says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:45 PM
    Trump is in the White House and OJ is being paroled. I weep for the republic.

    ————

    We survived 8 years of incompetence from the community-organizer-in-chief….. We can handle anything.

  13. “Juice and Ray” is going to be a captivating debate show assuming they can convince guests to show up which is a BIG ask.

  14. He gets $19,000 per month from his NFL pension and that cannot be touched by the civil suit (pensions are protected from civil lawsuits). He doesn’t “need money” as a lot of commenters here keep saying.

  15. I swear. Some of those people on the parole board look an awful lot like the same people on his jury.

  16. Word in DC is that he is going to head up Trump’s new Domestic Violence Coalition. I mean, you gotta hand it to Trump, he really knows how to pick em!!!

  17. nhpats says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:52 PM
    v2787 says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:45 PM
    Trump is in the White House and OJ is being paroled. I weep for the republic.
    ————
    We survived 8 years of incompetence from the community-organizer-in-chief….. We can handle anything.

    I’ll take the class of the “community-organizer-in-chief” over the vulgar bankrupter-and-Russian-traitor-in-chief.

  18. kpmom says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:56 PM
    He gets $19,000 per month from his NFL pension and that cannot be touched by the civil suit (pensions are protected from civil lawsuits). He doesn’t “need money” as a lot of commenters here keep saying.
    —————————————
    Actually he receives $25,000 per month.

  19. Breaking News:

    “Trump and Juice to Play Golf, Announce Foundation To Further Race Relations, Fight Witchhunts and Provide Loyal Friendship to Those Unjustly Accused”

  20. The only killer in that room was that committee member with that Chefs tie. Now HE was killing it. I think that was “chevy-guy’s” brother.

  21. Who’s hated more by the public, OJ Simpson or Tom Brady? I honestly couldn’t tell.

  22. O.J. gets 25,000. 00 a month that the Goldman’s can’t touch and in the state of Florida (where he’s going to live) any additional income he earns, the Goldman’s can only get a percentage of it.

  23. There are a lot of Trumpettes on this board. Say one word even remotely against him and they spring to action. Weird.

  24. “I wonder what the skin color of ever commentator on here calling him a murderer and not happy that he is released is?”

    Yeah, and do you wonder what the skin color is of those deniers who say he’s innocent ?

  25. Much deserved — best thing for him would be to leave the country — permanently — maybe settle in France.

    He’ll find no peace here.

  26. imaduffer says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:15 PM
    There will a white Ford Bronco waiting at the gate.
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    I wouldn’t be surprised .

  27. “I wonder what the skin color of ever commentator on here calling him a murderer and not happy that he is released is?”

    Yeah, and do you wonder what the skin color is of those deniers who say he’s innocent ?
    ______________________________

    The judge was Asian I believe

  28. “Much deserved — best thing for him would be to leave the country — permanently — maybe settle in France.

    He’ll find no peace here.”

    Hell find plenty of peace here with interviews, talk shows, podcasts, documentaries, commercials, club endorsements, etc. etc etc.

    Hes not going anywhere.

  29. Can’t keep him in prison for a crime he was not convicted of committing. That’s it, plain and simple.

    Do I think he murdered two people? Yes, I do. But “think” and “know” are two different things. Only one person truly knows – and if there is a God, I’ll be content to let him (or her) sort it out when the time comes.

    The nine years he spent in prison was enough for the crime for which he was convicted.

  30. Not a fan of O.J….but nine years for trying to get his stolen belongings back, based on the testimony I heard seems a little much. Who was the judge? Marcia Clark’s father?

  31. Top 5 RBs of all time:

    1. Walter Payton
    2. Jim Brown
    3. Barry Sander
    4. OJ Simpson
    5. Emmitt Smith

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    Nice list and these lists are all just opinions. Here’s my top 10 (and mind you, there’s hardly any difference between any of them):

    1. Jim Brown (He was on a different planet than everyone else, in my opinion)
    2. Gale Sayers (No one could run the way Sayers did, in my opinion. Someone once said trying to tackle him was like trying to tackle a ghost. I agree.
    3. Ollie Matson (He was so good, the Rams traded 9 players to obtain him in 1959. Matson was way ahead of his time at RB)
    4. Earl Campbell (Tackling him was like trying to stop a train with a feather)
    5. Walter Payton (He had it all. Speed, power, toughness, and desire)
    6. Bo Jackson (No one this side of Jim Brown had the combination of speed and power that Jackson had)
    7. O. J. Simpson (O.J. was amazing with the ball in his hands)
    8. Jim Taylor (the only guy who was close to Jim Brown during the same time period was Taylor. He was a great RB)
    9. Eric Dickerson (Great combination of size, speed, and power)
    10. Emmit Smith (While I think Smith was fortunate to have played behind maybe the best “O” line in NFL history, you can’t take anything away from him.)

    Others you could put with this group if you wanted are John Riggins, Tony Dorsett, Eric Dickerson, Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, Marcus Allen, Curtis Martin, and two old AFL RB’s, Clem Daniels and Paul Lowe. Cookie Gilchrist and Jim Nance were two excellent RB’s in the old AFL , too.
    I probably left someone out and I stayed away from the guys playing now. But I’d include any of these guys on any list which is about great RB’s in NFL history.

  32. You’re right, you did leave out s0meone off your
    top-10 list — #20 Barry Sanders !

    C’mon man!
    Drop down and give us 20.

  33. Don’t kill two people, mock the world after you are acquitted, and do something that will get you in front of a sentencing judge. Did he deserve 9 years for what he did? Of course not. But he opened himself up to it.

  34. he is ready to be signed by baltimore

    they have a statue
    of a murderer outside their stadium for
    a double
    murderer which oj is

    ……………………………………………………..

    And Pittsburgh can’t wait to ERECT a statue of there current rapist uhhh quarterback outside their staduim!!!

  35. nhpats says:
    Jul 20, 2017 3:25 PM

    Most people already like him more than they do Kaep
    ____________________

    More people like OJ than like trump.

  36. O.J. should get a reality TV show. He’s more popular than the president. O.J. Simpson is a good man.

  37. All the mentions of NFL greats at RB.. But none say Marshall Faulk or L. Tomlinson? Been watching the NFL since 1976..Most dominate RBs and feared were the 2 mentioned above and Bo Jackson and Eric Dickerson. To make it top 5..Walter Payton
    Back to OJ..he did the time for the crime he was convicted of. He will get roughly 3 mill in back pension money. Just go play golf and fade away OJ..

  38. Reading the comments kinda makes me sad.

    Yeah, O.J. murdered his ex-wife and the guy she was… (bad Shawskank reference) but a 12 person jury acquitted him. THE END.

    O.J. was in jail this time because he took justice into his own hands. He served 9 years and paid his debt to society. If you don’t like the Justice System, go to school and major in political science, run for office, and make changes. Otherwise, stop whining or move to a country with a Justice System that better suits your fancy.

    12 people random people found O.J. not guilty of murder. That’s what our justice system is all about.

  39. He gets released before Ford Bronco. That SUV got taken off the streets for much longer. Will we embrace its return? And, as a four-door hybrid??

  40. “There are a lot of Trumpettes on this board. Say one word even remotely against him and they spring to action. Weird.”

    Almost like a brainwashed cult or something, isn’t it?

  41. At least President Trump is in the White House and dems have lost over 1000 government seats nationally since the last guy.

  42. Republicans cheat to steal elections thanks to the Russians, the FBI, voter suppression, gerrymandering and the crooked media. Republicans can’t win elections legally anymore so they have to cheat.

  43. rxv5854 says:
    Jul 20, 2017 5:03 PM
    “I wonder what the skin color of ever commentator on here calling him a murderer and not happy that he is released is?”
    ————
    Yeah, and do you wonder what the skin color is of those deniers who say he’s innocent ?
    ______________________________

    The judge was Asian I believe.
    —————-
    He’s a murderer, and the color of my skin is American.

    Oh, and the Asian judge didn’t let him off, the 12 jurors did.

  44. “Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages…” should be broadcast over the loudspeakers when OJ walks out of prison.

  45. I’m sorry but Mr. Simpson should not be let out of prison for how well he behaved in camp cupcake. He didn’t get into jail with how well he behaved inside the lockup, it is paying for what he did as a member of society outside of the cell.

    His rambling comments made no sense and were illogical. I believe part of the reason why he was let out is because he’s experiencing some kidney failure and some other issues with his health so they feel like he probably doesn’t have much longer to live. Too bad. Rot in jail. It is no better than he deserves.

    As for the Trump bashers, guess what? There are a lot more democrats that met with the Russians and they actually have been proven to have lied about it. You won’t hear anything about that on most news sites because they want to play ostrich when it comes to the wrong doings of the left.

    Look up Sessions not alone if you want the names. But two major ones are:

    Claire McCaskill that said she never met with Russians under oath, then it is revealed she met with them twice.

  46. Simpson did the time for the crime he was convicted of. He deserves his parole. The only bad part about it is that we now have to listen that that disgusting and whinny Goldman family.

  47. I’ll grant that OJ had an okay start, but he’s still at LEAST about one hundred short to get anywhere even close to the Clinton Body Count.

    On the other hand, he did his own work, and didn’t have to hire any outside help.

    Go OJ, go!

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