Former NFL running back O.J. Simpson's parole hearing comes Thursday and ESPN will air it.
Sports fans who were hoping for footage of former NFL star running back O.J. Simpson's parole hearing won't have to wait this Thursday. ESPN's Outside the Lines will actually be airing a 90-minute special for the event.
Simpson's parole hearing will take place in Carson City, Nevada, where he's been incarcerated since 2008 after being convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery.
Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison, with the possibility of parole after nine years.
If parole is granted, he'll be released in October.
Here's more, via Sports Illustrated:
Jeremy Schaap will anchor the coverage from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn., (Bob Ley is on vacation) and will be joined in-studio by OTL and ABC legal analyst Ryan Smith and The Undefeated.com’s Jason Reid. Mark Schwarz will report from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center, where Simpson is serving a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping. Shelley Smith will be in Carson City, where the Nevada Board of Parole will convene in to consider the case of Inmate #1027820.
There are mixed opinions regarding whether Simpson will be released from prison. We'll find out in two days.