Former football star O.J. Simpson has a strong chance of obtaining his release from prison during a parole hearing in Nevada Thursday, according to ESPN.
ESPN reported Wednesday that Simpson will come before the Nevada Board of Parole the following day for a potential parole date as early as Oct. 1.
Simpson was reportedly convicted in October 2008 for 12 counts relating to a September 2007 crime in Las Vegas.
The former National Football League (NFL) played entered a Las Vegas hotel room with several other accomplices and took hundreds of pieces of memorabilia from two men there.
Simpson was ultimately convicted for three counts of conspiracy and one count of burglary with use of a deadly weapon for the incident, which included one of his accomplices having a gun.
The former professional athlete was also convicted of two counts each of kidnapping, robbery and assault and coercion, all with use of a deadly weapon.
Some Twitter users on Wednesday commented on Simpson’s parole hearing, which will reportedly air live on several television networks.
The news having a countdown to live O.J. Simpson parole hearing coverage is really, really telling of who we, as Americans, are.— Ryan Mendoza (@elryry) July 19, 2017
ESPN reported that four members of the seven-person Nevada parole board will be present for Thursday’s public hearing in Carson City.
Four votes are required to give or reject parole, according to ESPN, meaning the quartet must reach a unanimous decision.
The Nevada parole board previously granted Simpson parole on a burglary count, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of robbery in 2013.
Simpson’s current release date is reportedly set for September 2022, and a split vote Thursday would deny him parole until January 2018.
The former Buffalo Bills star was previously found not guilty on two counts of murder during what is sometimes called “the trial of the century” in October 1995.
Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in a case that captured national attention.