O.J. Simpson, Paula Deen’s BFF, was granted parole today. However, he still has another 4 years in prison to go. Though Simpson infamously was “not guilty” in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, in a bout of kharmaliciousness, in 2008 on an unrelated charge he was sentenced to 33 years in prison. Though now he’ll be serving only half the time, it’s still kind of satisfying to see him locked up. He was jailed for holding someone at gunpoint while stealing sports memorabilia in 2o07, memorabilia that he says was his to begin with.
So why grant O.J. parole? From USA Today:
[Simpson] told [the parole board] that he has been a model prisoner and that other inmates come to him to tell their stories and seek guidance.
His oldest daughter and a prison official provided letters of support for Simpson. Prison officials say he’s had no disciplinary actions against him.
The board said it granted parole because Simpson has an otherwise minimal criminal conviction record, because he has a “positive” record in prison and has participated in programs that address the issues that put him in prison — and because he will remain in prison on other charges anyway.
No idea what he’ll do once he gets out of prison, as he is totally broke and in severe debt.