NFL News : ESPN to broadcast parole hearing of the NFL's most infamous former player

ESPN to broadcast parole hearing of the NFL's most infamous former player

ESPN will be joining other major broadcasters by providing full coverage of the parole hearing this Thursday.

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O.J. Simpson's parole hearing will be held in Nevada at 1 p.m. ET. and broadcast live around the world by major networks, including ESPN.

Simpson will be meeting with the Lovelock Correctional Center parole commissioners via video call to discuss parole for his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping convictions.

Simpson was convicted on all 12 charges brought against him back in October 2008, and he has been serving that sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center. Part of his sentencing was that he would be given a chance of early parole after nine years, and Simpson could potentially be out of custody as early as October 1st.

Simpson is serving a 9-33 year sentence for the indent surrounding  memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, but is notoriously infamous for his 1995 "Trial of the Century", where he was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

Reports indicate that Simpson's behavior while in custody has been exemplary, and therefore it is likely he could fall into the low-risk parolee status that is required for his early release.

ESPN's Jeremy Schaap will host the network's special, Outside The Lines, covering all the proceedings around the "Juice" on Thursday, July 20th at 1pm ET.

The 70-year-old Simpson led the NFL in pretty much every statistical category as a running back, and has 11,236 career rushing yards and dominated the game during the 1970's. His 11 seasons in the NFL secured him a spot in the Hall of Fame, to the chagrin of many. His talent was undeniable, but the man himself has become an icon for all the wrong reasons.

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