Thursday, September 7, 2017

NFL Pro Football is Back! - Guess Who Could Come Back!

O.J. Simpson

In October 2008, former NFL star O.J. Simpson was convicted on 12 charges, including kidnapping and armed robbery, and sentenced to 33 years in prison, reported The Associated Press (via NBC.) The news came more than a year after he and several other men allegedly stole memorabilia and other collectors' items that had once belonged to Simpson from a Las Vegas hotel room. "I didn't want to steal anything from anyone," Simpson told the court. "I'm sorry, sorry."

Despite the lengthy sentence, the judge reportedly assured Simpson and the court that the punishment was not influenced by Simpson's 1995 acquittal in the death of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and family friend Ronald Goldman.

"The Juice" is doing his time at a Nevada facility, according to the Los Angeles Times. Behind bars, O.J.'s life is like any other inmate, reported the paper. He hits the gym, works a cleaning job where he mops floors, and participates in social events, including coaching sports.

 In July 2017, after serving nine years in prison, Simpson was granted parole. He could be released as early as October 2017. According to ABC News, Simpson assured the parole board that he would adhere to all the conditions of his release, saying, "I'm not a guy who lived a criminal life."

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