O.J. Simpson, the former football star who was imprisoned nearly a decade ago for a bungled Las Vegas robbery, was granted parole Thursday.
Simpson has served the minimum of a nine-to-33-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center, a medium-security prison northeast of Reno. He was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and other charges related to a botched sports memorabilia heist in a Las Vegas hotel room.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you,” an emotional Simpson told four members of the Nevada Board of Parole via video conference.
Nevada state parole board voted unanimously for 70-year-old’s release.
He could walk free as early as Oct 1.