Here’s Why Everyone’s Anticipating O.J.’s Upcoming Odd Parole Hearing
Listen up everybody: Some news has just come out that has millions of people on both sides-
those who love, or hate, O.J. Simpson- excited about his upcoming parole board hearing. The thing that makes it kinda odd is that networks, in conjunction with the prison, are turning his parole hearing into a form of entertainment, instead of simply a legal matter.
The 70 year old ex-NFL-legend-turned-convict will be coming to a television screen near you, live from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center. It’s being reported by TheWrap, that the ‘Juice’s’ parole hearing will be televised when he goes in front of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. pacific time.
According to the board, there is currently an “overwhelming media and public interest,” which seems to have played a role in why O.J.’s hearing will be on air.
Not only will O.J.’s parole hearing simply air live on Thursday, but ESPN -which won an Oscar for it’s “O.J.: Made in America” series- is producing an entire 90-minute TV production around it for it’s “Outside the Lines” series. Several other networks will also air the parole hearing live because it will be broadcast in a media video pool.
O.J. was sentenced to 9 to 33 years in 2008, after being accused of stealing his own sports memorabilia back from some dudes in Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas. The men claimed that O.J. and two accomplices broke into their room and held them up at gunpoint during the robbery fiasco. O.J. has adamantly denied that he held them up at gunpoint and that he broke into their room, but he did admit that he took his memorabilia back.
This upcoming parole hearing will be the first time O.J. will be on live television ever since his last parole hearing in 2013, where he was granted parole for some, but not all of the kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault charges.
In 1995, O.J. was acquitted in the murder trial of his ex-wife/mother of his children, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman. That trial was considered ‘The Trial of the Century,’ so I guess TV networks are hoping the ratings for this upcoming hearing will be huge enough to soon refer to as “The Parole Hearing of the Century.” We shall see.
ILOSM fam’ will you be tuned in to watch O.J. Simpson go in front of the Nevada parole board on Thursday?
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