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Former NFL star O.J. Simpson has parole hearing on July 20

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The Sports Xchange
O.J. Simpson stands during his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, 2008. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence C.J. Stewart were sentenced on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. File photo by Isaac Brekken/UPI
O.J. Simpson stands during his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, 2008. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were sentenced on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. File photo by Isaac Brekken/UPI | License Photo

Former football star O.J. Simpson has a scheduled parole hearing for July 20 and the possibility looms he could be freed from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1.

Simpson, who turns 70 on July 9, has been jailed at the Lovelock Correctional Center about 90 miles northeast of Reno for more than eight years after being found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008.

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The conviction stemmed from an incident at a Las Vegas hotel in September 2007.

Simpson said at the time he was attempting to retrieve his own personal sports memorabilia that was stolen from him sometime in the mid-1990s.

Simpson was acquitted in the killings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995.

He was a highly popular figure prior to the brutal knife-slashing killings in 1994 but the Pro Football Hall of Famer was infamous after the verdicts despite being found not guilty.

Simpson was a college football star at USC and was perhaps the top running back in the NFL in the 1970s while starring for the Buffalo Bills.

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