The Juice Is Loose!

It’s time to Break It Down!

O.J. Simpson was granted an early parole discharge last week, according to a statement from the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

Simpson, of course, has known notoriety since his college days as a running back at the University of Southern California (USC). Some may have heard about him even earlier, during his high school days, if you were into that kind of thing.

He went on to break records as an NFL player with the Buffalo Bills. He also engendered fame as a broadcaster, actor, and pitch man. Ultimately though, the Juice eclipsed all other measures of being recognized, by being the subject of what became known as The Trial of the Century, a case in which he was alleged to have murdered his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. In 1995 after the high-profile trial, Simpson was acquitted of two counts of the 1994 murders. However, a civil court subsequently found him liable and ordered him to pay $33.5 million, an amount which has more than doubled over the more than two decades that have passed since the judgment was rendered.

In 2007, Simpson was convicted in Las Vegas on kidnapping and armed robbery charges. After serving about 9 years of his 33 year sentence, he was released on parole in 2017, based on a unanimous recommendation of the Parole Board. His parole had been scheduled to end February 9, 2022. Last month, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners held an “early discharge hearing,” and recommended his release after input from the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation. The decision to grant early discharge was ratified Monday of last week (December 6, 2021).

Arguably, the 74-old Simpson will never be a “free man,” as he now reportedly owes more than $70 million from the civil suit judgment. But, having one more set of proscriptive parameters removed must offer some degree of relief. To that end, in relative terms, at least, “The Juice is Loose!”

I’m done; holla back!

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