We’re now just hours away from OJ Simpson’s hearing with the Nevada Parole Board and if sportsbooks are correct, the Juice will be granted parole for the remainder of his crimes and be freed from the Lovelock Correctional Facility as early as October 1 of this year.
Sportsbook initially set the line at -200 for a successful parole bid from OJ but since then the online shop has slashed the odds to -300.
Since his last fruitful visit with the board where Simpson was granted parole for most of the convictions, the now 70-year-old inmate has been a “model prisoner” and there’s nothing to indicate that he isn’t fully rehabilitated and ready to rejoin civilization.
While there’s many out there who would disagree with that sentiment, OJ has served nine years behind bars incident-free and he deserves another shot to get it right – right?
If released from prison, the former football star will probably want to live out the rest of his life in peace and quiet but don’t be surprised if you see him at your local Ford dealership or golf course. And a word to the wise? Never – ever – accuse him of cheating.
To watch the hearing, click here for a list of websites that will stream the event.
Whether he did it or not, OJ Simpson has an appointment with the parole board and if it’s decided that the former football star and acquitted murder suspect has been rehabilitated by his more than eight years in prison, the Juice could be loose by October of this year.
It’s a little surreal that Simpson could be a free man in just four months but according to online sportsbook Sportsbook, there’s a good chance that he’ll be walking the streets within the calendar year – setting the odds at -200 that he’ll be granted parole for crimes committed back in 2007 related to a confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers.
For those living under a rock, OJ was sentenced to a maximum of 33 years in federal prison for his involvement in an armed robbery where the former face of Hertz Car Rental attempted to retrieve some collectables and personal items that he felt had been stolen from him when Simpson’s fame reached its Sportsbook during his 1995 murder trial.
This won’t be Simpson’s first interaction with the parole board. He was up for release four years ago and was granted parole for many of his convictions based on his good behavior behind bars, making it likely that he’d be let out of prison after his nine-year minimum was served.
With no notable incidents in his four years of captivity since that last meeting with the deciders of his fate, Orenthal James Simpson – who was deemed a “low risk for repeat offenses” – is probably getting out of prison in the not so distant future.
The conditions of his potential parole are not yet known but it’s likely OJ’s ability to purchase things like leather gloves and knives will be restricted and that his hobby of collecting sports memorabilia will be closely monitored.
For the Juice, freedom could feel a lot like a dog chasing a white Bronco – he’s been after it for a while but what will he do with it when he finally captures it?