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The Juice is Loose...(OJ Simpson paroled)


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"I did my time"

Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison.

"Thank you!" said the 70-year-old, bowing his head as the board approved him for release.

Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in 1995, has been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges.

He is set to walk free in October after being convicted of a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel.

The former Hall of Fame running back was found guilty in 2008 - exactly 13 years to the day after he was famously acquitted for the killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

He and a group of five others stormed into a hotel room to confront two sports-memorabilia collectors and seize items that he claimed belonged to him from his career.

The hearing for Prisoner 1027820 took place at the Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in the Nevada desert.

Simpson told parole officials that the objects he took from the Las Vegas hotel room were later ruled by officials to legally belong to him.

"I've spent a conflict-free life," the prisoner said to the board.

However, Simpson admitted spousal abuse in 1989 after police responded to a domestic violence call at his home.

According to police records, his wife had run from the house screaming to officers: "He's going to kill me!"

On Thursday, Bruce Fromong, who one of Simpson's victims in the robbery, testified in favour of his release.

"I've known OJ for a long time," said Mr Fromong. "I don't feel that he's a threat to anyone. 

"He's a good man. It's time to give him a second chance. It's time for him to go home to his family, his friends."

Simpson appeared to dab a tear during Mr Fromong's testimony.

The prisoner told the commissioners he had helped establish a Baptist prayer meeting in prison, adding: "I could have been a better Christian."

The prisoner also rejected suggestions he had an alcohol problem.

"I've done my time," he said. "I've done it as well and as respectfully as anybody can. I think if you talk to the wardens they'll tell you.

"I've not complained for nine years. All I've done is try to be helpful… and that's the life I've tried to live because I want to get back to my kids and family."

In 2013 the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners granted him parole on some of his convictions, but for not the more violent charges.

The prisoner's daughter, Arnelle Simpson, choked up as she told the parole board: "My experience with him is that he's like my best friend and my rock."

She added: "He is remorseful, he truly is remorseful."

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Did he rob his house? I thought they went to a hotel in Vegas or something, didn't they? All tooled up and threatening the guy to give OJ his posters and football cards back. Mad that he beat a double murder case and ended up doing a long stretch over some memorabilia. 

As The Game said on his 'Fuck Orange Juice' song - "Beat a murder, went to jail for some football cards, I can't go out like OJ". 

@PunkStep Yeah, the kidnapping bit was because when they got the guy in a room, OJ or one of his goons  said "nobody leaves until we get the stuff back" or something like that. And because they were armed, it was classed as kidnap. Fucking lunatic. 

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The whole OJ story fascinates me. 

Anyone who didn't see it, I highly recommend tracking down the 'OJ: Made In America' 5 part documentary series. 'The People vs OJ' was good as well but that Made In America series pisses all over it for me. 

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5 minutes ago, Merzbow said:

Vince Russo's already on the phone to Double J with story ideas.

Seriously, didn't Bruce Prichard confirm on his podcast that the WWF actually considered bringing OJ in for an angle at some point in the 90s? Think it was something with Piper. I can't remember the details now but Bruce definitely talked about it. It might've been WrestleMania 12 actually, given how they ended up using footage of the Bronco chase on the PPV. 

Sorry for the double post. 

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6 minutes ago, wandshogun09 said:

Seriously, didn't Bruce Prichard confirm on his podcast that the WWF actually considered bringing OJ in for an angle at some point in the 90s? Think it was something with Piper. I can't remember the details now but Bruce definitely talked about it. It might've been WrestleMania 12 actually, given how they ended up using footage of the Bronco chase on the PPV. 

Sorry for the double post. 

Yes, it was on the podcast talking about Russo's book. Exactly what you said there, Mania 12

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Indeed. Funnily enough, while watching that incredible OJ docu-series you mentioned, I thought "I'm surprised WWF didn't try and get him; guess even wrestling wouldn't go that low", but here I was a few months later and dear old Bruce confirmed wrestling really has no floor for taste.

Basically, you're not far off, wand. They originally wanted to do Piper v OJ, with OJ getting absolutely mauled by Piper at 'Mania. Only the second anyone outside the bubble got wind of it they were talking of pulling sponsors and what not.

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8 hours ago, Merzbow said:

Russo also wanted a match between OJ and Ron Goldman, there was something with a machete and a gun in there too.

Eh? Ron Goldman was the guy who got murdered with Nicole. I know Russo would stoop to some depths but putting an actual dead guy in a match? 

Did he mean Ron's dad, Fred Goldman? 

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