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The chances of O.J. Simpson earning his parole are reportedly good heading into Thursday’s hearing.
According to Ken Ritter of the Associated Press, no one will oppose his petition to be released in October. Neither the victim nor the former prosecutor is expected to be in attendance.
“Assuming that he’s behaved himself in prison, I don’t think it will be out of line for him to get parole,” former Clark County attorney David Roger said.
Simpson is in the midst of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and assault with a weapon after he attempted to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. He was given a minimum of a nine-year sentence before his first parole hearing.
The other men involved in the crime either received probation in plea deals or at most a 27-month sentence.
The former NFL star was obviously the most notable figure in the case, gaining notoriety after his football career when he was accused and eventually acquitted of the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
His parole hearing will be seen live on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET Thursday, per Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.