O.J. Simpson has been incarcerated since 2008, and many legal pundits think that he will be granted parole at his upcoming hearing. Luckily for people that are still fascinated by this scumbag, you will be able to watch all of the action live on television.
Simpson’s parole hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, and the proceedings will be broadcast live by several networks including ESPN. Via Yahoo, here are more details on the hearing.
Understandably, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners stated that there has been “overwhelming media and public interest” in Simpson’s possible parole.
ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap will anchor a special 90 minute “Outside the Lines” on Thursday about the events surrounding the hearing. Earlier this year, the network won its first Oscar for the highly-accalimed “30 for 30” event series, “O.J.: Made in America,” directed by Ezra Edelman.
The hearing will be streamed from the Lovelock Correction Center, where Simpson has been a resident since 2008. The former football star was sentenced to nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping following a scheme to break into a room at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas to steal sports memorabilia.
The earliest Simpson can be released is October of 2017, which is obviously right in the heart of football season. With all the money they’re making off of O.J., ESPN is probably thinking about giving him his own fantasy football show. I can already hear the promo now, “The Juice is loose, and he’s got the sleepers for you to murder the opposition!!!”