O.J. Simpson on Thursday was granted parole after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence for his conviction in a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping case.
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners voted unanimously to release Simpson from prison. He intends to move to Florida to resume life with his family.
Simpson is best known for his acquittal in the 1995 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The board on Thursday insisted Simpson’s high-profile acquittal would not be taken into consideration during his parole hearing.
Although the decision did not come as a surprise, reactions to the verdict swift and unforgiving.
OJ: “I’m not a guy who’s lived a criminal life.”
Me: Turns off tv; searches for receipt to return tv to Best Buy. I’m done…
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 20, 2017
OJ: “I’m going to try to be a better Christian.”
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 20, 2017
OJ has no alcohol or substance abuse problem & has never had conflict or anger issues……….. (Hov voice) ok.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) July 20, 2017
OJ: “I’ve never pulled a weapon on nobody” pic.twitter.com/c11Gs8eioQ
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) July 20, 2017
Leave #OJ alone! He stole back some sports merchandise that was his. You guys are acting he ripped somebody’s head off.
— Gavin McInnes (@Gavin_McInnes) July 20, 2017
The people on the TV are screaming at each other about OJ Simpson and suddenly I am six years old again
— Alan Yuhas (@AlanYuhas) July 20, 2017
Guys- OJ Simpson is coming to twitter
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) July 20, 2017
Trump’s criticism of Sessions was just paving the way for him to name OJ Simpson the new attorney general.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) July 20, 2017
Did I just wake up in 1995. #OJSimpsonParole
— Clifton Murray (@cliftonmurray) July 20, 2017