O.J. Simpson Granted Parole, To Leave Prison As Early As October 2017

The former NFL star is about to walk free.

ABC News reports that O.J. Simpson has been granted parole after serving over 8 years behind bars for a Las Vegas robbery. A Nevada parole board unanimously decided to allow the 70-year-old release from prison after serving a minimum term of his 9 to 33 years for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. Simpson could leave prison as early as Oct. 1, 2017.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you," Simpson reported responded after hearing the board's decision (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Simpson was found guilty of robbing a hotel room in 2007 after stealing various memorabilia, some of which he claimed belonged to him. THR notes that the conviction came 13 years to the day after Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman.

'I've done my time," Simpson told the parole board. "I've done it as well and respectfully as I think anybody can."