A Nevada state parole board has granted disgraced football star O.J. Simpson his request for early release for his role in a 2007 felony robbery case.
Simpson was sentenced to serve 33 years in prison, which would have made him 93 years old when his sentence was completed.
“I am sorry that things turned out the way they did. I had no intent to commit a crime,” Simpson said during his testimony in reference to the robbery. The robbery took place in a Las Vegas casino hotel when Simpson and his friends attempted to take back memorabilia from Simpson’s football days. Simpson argued he did so because he was broke and intended to sell the memorabilia to pay for legal fees.
Simpson, who Nevada correctional officers have cited as being a model inmate and staying out of trouble, could be released as early as October 1st. He told the parole board he plans to move to Florida upon his release.
Simpson celebrated his 70th birthday on June 9th of this year