OJ Simpson to Plead for Parole
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Instead of a blurry No. 32, 70-year-old O.J. Simpson will be wearing an inmate uniform with No. 1027820 when the former NFL star turned actor appears before a Nevada parole board on Thursday.
Simpson's spent more than eight years behind bars for armed robbery and assault with a weapon after trying to take back sports memorabilia in a budget hotel room in Las Vegas. Simpson was acquitted of murder in the 1995 "trial of the century" in Los Angeles.
Parole is a likely possibility with his clean prison record. Sports fans, newshounds and the curious will get to see what happens first hand.
ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show Simpson's parole hearing.
Interest in Simpson was revived last year with ESPN's documentary "O.J.: Made in America," and the FX miniseries, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"