OJ Simpson is up for parole and you’ll get to see his hearing live on ESPN.
Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada this Thursday will be carried live on ESPNas an expanded, 90-minute Outside the Lines Special.
Simpson will appear via video-conference according to reports from the prison.
The hearing begins at 10 am PT (1 pm ET), and ESPN has set aside a 90-minute slot under its Outside the Lines banner. The network’s Jeremy Schaap will anchor.
Simpson was convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery along with 10 other charges. Prosecutors said the retired NFL player, along with five other men, stormed into a hotel room and took memorabilia such as game balls, photos and plaques.
Four co-defendants pleaded guilty before the trial to felony charges and testified for the prosecution. Two told jurors they brought and displayed guns, although Simpson insisted he never knew anyone was armed.
Simpson’s defense argued that the incident was not an actual robbery, but an attempt by Simpson to retrieve his own items that had been previously stolen.
If granted parol, Simpson could be released October 1.
The Nevada parole board has indicated that a decision on Simpson’s release will be made the day of the hearing, and that Simpson will be permitted to speak.