O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving 9 years in prison for a 2008 conviction

Former football player and actor O.J. Simpson was granted freedom on Thursday by the Nevada Board of Parole.

"The Juice," who is serving time for his part in a 2007 kidnapping and robbery in Las Vegas, faced the parole board during his hearing at 1 p.m. EST.

Simpson, 70, and several others entered a hotel room and took hundreds of pieces of sports memorabilia from two men. He was convicted in 2008 on 12 counts, including burglary with the use of a deadly weapon, kidnapping and assault. Simpson was sentenced to a minimum of nine years and maximum of 33.

Simpson could be released from prison as early as Oct. 1.

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O.J. Simpson (L) arrives for his parole hearing in at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. Sholeh Moll/Nevada Department of Transportation/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/POOL
O.J. Simpson (L) arrives for his parole hearing in at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. Sholeh Moll/Nevada Department of Transportation/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
LOVELOCK, NV - JULY 20: The parole hearing room is seen where O.J. Simpson will attend his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center July 20, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada. Simpson is serving a nine to 33 year prison term for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. (Photo by Jason Bean/Reno Gazette-Journal-Pool/Getty Images)
O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/POOL
O.J. Simpson (R) arrives for his parole hearing with attorney Malcolm LaVergne at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. Sholeh Moll/Nevada Department of Transportation/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION WILL BE PROVIDED SEPARATELY.
O.J. Simpson (R) arrives for his parole hearing with attorney Malcolm LaVergne at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/POOL
O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/POOL
O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S., July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/Pool
O.J. Simpson listens during his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S., July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/Pool
O.J. Simpson reacts during the testimony of Bruce Fromong (L) during his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S., July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/Pool
O.J. Simpson's sister Shirley Baker, (center), daughter Arnelle Simpson, (L), and friend Tom Scotto react during Simpson's parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/Pool
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