He’s almost a free man! O.J. Simpson was granted early release last month after serving years behind bars — and now he has to adjust to life on the outside. Check out the video to find out how he’s preparing for life in the real world again.
When he appeared in front of the parole board, he expressed remorse for the 2007 armed robbery that landed him behind bars. He said that he has lived a “conflict-free life” before he landed in prison. When he was asked why he’d be better off out of the system, he explained to the parole board, “I do have four kids — I missed a lot of time with those kids. I think I’ve been a guy that’s always been a giving guy… My reputation has always been that I’m open to the public, I’m open to everyone. I’m at a point in my life where I just want to spend as much time as I can with my children. I’m not interested in being involved with the media… I’ve done my time as well and as respectfully as I can.”
While O.J. was insistent that he’ll be on his best behavior once he’s released, even those closest to him aren’t as optimistic about his future. Norman Pardo, his former manager, exclusively told In Touch that he thinks that there are many, many people who are looking for revenge on the disgraced 70-year-old.
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“I know this because I’ve talked to some of these people — O.J.’s so-called friends — and they have their own agenda. Some of them have even told me, ‘We have scores to settle with him when he’s out,’” Norman told In Touch exclusively. “I don’t think he will stay out [of prison] for very long. It’s going to be very hard for him not to be set up to go back.”
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