Former NFL great O.J. Simpson has been granted parole after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas robbery.
The 70-year-old faced the parole board on Thursday (July 20), delivering his account of the case in which he maintained that he didn’t intend to steal but “wish this would have never happened.”
Simpson expressed his remorse saying being behind bars humbled him. He was sentenced to prison following an arrest in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas when he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He contended the memorabilia and other personal items belonged to him.
Simpson could be released as early as Oct. 1.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 20, 2017