O.J. Simpson is a free man

O.J. Simpson is a free man
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As free as a man can be after having done the things O.J. Simpson has done.

Nevertheless, Simpson appeared in front of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners minutes ago and heard their decision. The four members were unanimous in the decision to grant parole, who had served nine years of a 33-year sentence.

As reported at this site in May:

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of robbing memorabilia collectors at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The conviction came thirteen years after he was famously acquitted in the brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in a case that had been dubbed the “Trial of the Century.”

The look on Simpson’s face as each of the four members read his decision aloud was similar to the one he wore when the verdict was read at his murder trial. The corners of his mouth turned up slightly, signaling a man who had beaten the system.

Let’s hope that turns out not to be the case this time. Let’s hope in fact that we have heard the name O.J. Simpson for the last time, even though somehow I don’t think that will be the case. Page Six reports that Simpson could be headed to reality TV.

As for Simpson’s parole, as Larry Elder put it just now on Twitter:

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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