O.J. Simpson granted parole

Nevada parole board grants former NFL star parole after he apologized for his role in a 2007 armed robbery.

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O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson

A Nevada parole board on Thursday granted O.J. Simpson parole after he apologized for his role in a 2007 armed robbery, said he'd been a model prisoner, and promised that he'd have no conflicts if released.

"I've done my time. I've done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can," Simpson said, according to CNN.

The former NFL star has served nine years of a nine-to-33-year sentence for an armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas. He is expected to be released as early as October, and said he plans to move to his home in Florida.

The 70-year-old Simpson also repeatedly deflected taking full responsibility for that Vegas crime and avoided any mention of his infamous 1995 acquittal for the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Simpson said associates misled him during the Vegas robbery and then turned on him in court.

"Unfortunately, they got a get-out-of-jail-free card when they said 'O.J. told me (to do it),'" Simpson said. "Nothing I can do about that."

The four parole board members voted unanimously to grant him parole, and board member Tony Corda said he was graded a "low risk to reoffend."

Simpson said in closing remarks that he had been a peacemaker in the prison and had been a model prisoner.

"I've spent nine years making no excuses about anything. I am sorry that things turned out the way they did. I had no intent to commit a crime," he was quoted as having said.