O.J. Simpson’s friend reveals he wants to play golf, spend time with family if paroled


Disgraced football star O.J. Simpson is said to have some very simple plans if he ends up getting released from prison.

ABC's 'Good Morning America' aired a recent interview with his friend Tom Scotto who revealed that Simpson "wants to just keep a low profile, be with his kids, be with his family, play golf—is one of his main things."

Scotto's comments were made just as Simpson was preparing to find out when his next parole hearing would take place. It has now been set for July 20.

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The former professional athlete has been in a Nevada prison since being convicted of multiple charges including armed robbery and kidnapping related to a 2007 incident involving sport memorabilia, reports the Los Angeles Times.

NBC News noted last month that the hearing would likely be scheduled for July with a potential release by October if the outcome is in his favor.

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The news outlet also quoted Thomas Patton, former chairman of Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, as saying that the board's options would be to "grant release on parole, deny parole at this time and reconsider O.J. for parole at a later date, or deny parole and require O.J. to serve the remainder of his final sentence."

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A prior hearing in 2013 may indicate a possible early release for Simpson; even though he was required to serve a minimum of four more years, he was also told he would be granted parole by 2022 if he continued to stay out of trouble, notes the Daily Mail.

However, ABC News' Dan Abrams has also pointed out that his notoriety may affect his chances, saying, "If he wasn't O.J. Simpson, his chances would be quite good."

Simpson was famously acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1995.

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