O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing to Be Televised Live on Multiple Networks

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 15, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17:  O.J. Simpson watches his former defense attorney Yale Galanter testify during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Several television networks, including ESPN, will air live coverage of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing Thursday.

According to The Wrap's Carli Velocci, the hearing will be broadcast live from Nevada at 1 p.m. ET.

Emily Smith of Page Six noted Simpson will appear in front of parole commissioners through a video call from Lovelock Correctional Center—where he has been serving his sentence ever since he was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping after an incident with memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas.

Simpson was convicted on all 12 charges brought against him in October 2008, and he has been at Lovelock on a term that carries a maximum penalty of 33 years.

The judgment, however, included a parole provision after nine years, which is why he will have a chance at an early release that could come Oct. 1.

According to Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann and Jon Wertheim, Simpson—who was acquitted in 1995 of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman—is expected to fall in the "low risk" category of potential parolees, as he did four years ago.

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