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The Internet Went Wild After OJ Simpson Was Granted Parole For His 2008 Robbery Conviction


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OJ Simpson was granted parole on Thursday by a Nevada parole board, sparking wide array of reactions from around the country. Simpson spent nine years in prison for a 2008 armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room, but on Thursday a unanimous decision by the parole board granted him his conditional freedom.

Though parole was expected by many for Simpson, even QuestLove was surprised that Simpson was actually released.

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Simpson won’t officially be released until October 1, but many are already speculating about what he does next. Some thought a trip back to sports television was in order.

Others thought politics and, given our current political state, I wouldn’t rule anything out.

More astutely, some wondered if Simpson is ready to handle his return to the modern world.

https://twitter.com/PabloTorre/status/888112858394894337

Seriously, nine years is a long time. A lot has changed while Simpson was incarcerated.

A lot of people think OJ will have to catch up on some of the media that’s come out over the last near-decade, including the OJ Simpson: Made In America documentary that starred Cuba Gooding Jr. as OJ.

He’ll have to get a firm grasp on “trolling” first but he’s also got a lot of music to catch up on.

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In fact, a lot of people thought Simpson will have something to say about “The Story of OJ” from Jay’s 4:44.

But maybe he’ll start with something a bit more manageable, though.

Only Simpson himself can tell us what’s coming next, but it’s something that will fascinate others until he’s finally freed later this year.

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