O.J. Simpson will have his Nevada parole hearing on Thursday, which could lead to his release from prison Oct. 1 if approved.

By Jeremy Woo
July 20, 2017

O.J. Simpson will have his Nevada parole hearing on Thursday, which could lead to his release from prison as early as Oct. 1 if approved. You can watch video of the parole hearing above. 

Simpson, 70, was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping among other charges in 2008 after he confronted two sports memorabilia dealers in September of 2007 regarding merchandise Simpson claims was stolen from him. He was given a nine-year minimum on his 33-year sentence.

In July 2013, Simpson had a parole board hearing regarding five of his 12 charges and said he regretted the 2007 incident. The board said Simpson was low risk for repeat offenses and ruled in his favor but he was not released.

Additionally, Simpson said he was serving as a counselor for other inmates who came to him with their issues and had no disciplinary actions. The parole board cannot consider his murder trial in its decision, but can factor in his age and behavior while in prison.

Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann and Jon Wertheim reported in February that it seems likely that Simpson will be paroled. If parole is denied, he could remain in prison until 2022.

How to watch

When: 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 20

TV: ESPN

Live stream: You can watch the hearing on this page, or head over to Sports Illustrated's Facebook page

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