Disgraced former NFL star and actor OJ Simpson will soon be free after a Nevada parole board unanimously agreed to grant his release from prison.
Simpson, 70, has served almost nine years behind bars for a 2007 armed robbery, in which he and several accomplices broke into a Las Vegas hotel room to steal pieces of memorabilia from two men.
He could walk free as early as October 1.
Simpson apologised for his crime during the parole hearing, saying he was a model prisoner, and promising that he’d have no conflicts if released.
Simpson has denied having any knowledge of the group having a weapon.
During the parole hearing, Simpson deflected responsibility maintained he was misled by associates around him, who he said then turned on him in court.
“Unfortunately, they got a get-out-of-jail-free card when they said ‘O.J. told me (to do it),'” he said. “Nothing I can do about that.”
Is Nevada conviction on October 3, 2008, came 13 years to the day after that acquittal.
Nevada District Court Judge Jackie Glass sentenced him to a minimum of nine years in prison and a maximum of 33 years.
– With agencies