O.J. Simpson Was Granted Parole and Sports Twitter Had Jokes
O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday after serving nine years for robbery and kidnapping. The NFL Hall of Famer will become a free man on Oct. 1.
His parole hearing, like everything else with O.J., was a circus, with Simpson saying that he's never had conflict with anyone. He also revealed that he's the commissioner of his prison's softball league and that he may start a blog when he is released.
Naturally, Twitter had strong reactions to all of this and more.
Major League Baseball is trying to come up with ways to speed up this parole hearing.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 20, 2017
Holy hell, I never realized that parole hearings work just like a prison version of American Idol— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) July 20, 2017
OJ is granted parole so the Lovelock Correctional Center will need to find a new softball league commissioner— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 20, 2017
The Bengals backfield just got crowded.— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) July 20, 2017
O.J. Simpson granted parole. The Cowboys reach out to seek him as mentor for Ezekiel Elliott.— Barry Werner (@Steviecade) July 20, 2017
Can't wait until OJ gets a twitter account when he gets out— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 20, 2017
How O.J. is gonna survive in a world that is set up to reward surrealist attention-seeking nostalgia monsters with questionable legal pasts?— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) July 20, 2017
I can see it now. OJ Simpson draped in Big Baller Brand gear and Lonzo sliders laughing it up with LaVar live at a Laker game this Fall!— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) July 20, 2017
Finally, OJ is free to podcast— Justice for Lamby (@BobbyBigWheel) July 20, 2017
"Colin Kaepernick should change his image"— Zito (@_Zeets) July 20, 2017
- OJ Simpson on FS1 a week from now
Chances OJ Simpson joins FS1's Undisputed by the end of 2017?— Ross Maghielse (@Maghielse) July 20, 2017
“Coming up next on ‘Speak For Yourself,’ OJ Simpson tells Whitlock what Colin Kaepernick has to do to get back in the NFL…”— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) July 20, 2017
And just like that, OJ Simpson now has more ESPN coverage in 10 minutes, than the NHL has had in the past 10 years.— Joey Palazzola (@Palazzola_RTN) July 20, 2017