Although O.J. Simpson, right, was acquitted in 1995 in the killings of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, he later lost a civil suit and was ordered to pay $33.5 million to the estates of Ms. Simpson and Mr. Goldman. (Pool photo by Julie Jacobson/New York Times)

O.J. Simpson could soon be a free man.

After spending nine years of an imposed 33-year sentence as a model inmate at a Nevada state prison, the football legend may have the odds in his favor this week when he faces a parole board hearing.

According to reports, no one at Thursday’s hearing is expected to oppose Simpson’s release in October.

Simpson, now 70, has been imprisoned since 2008 for armed robbery and assault with a weapon in a bid to retrieve sports memorabilia that he said belonged to him.

Two decades earlier, the former football star had been acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

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