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Here’s what to expect from OJ Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday

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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.

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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 pool file photo, O.J. Simpson sits during a break on the second day of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate, will have a lot going for him when he appears before state parole board members Thursday, July 20, 2017 seeking his release after more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. (AP Photo/Ethan Miller, Pool, File)

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.

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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.

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FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, O.J. Simpson returns to the witness stand to testify after a break during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate, will have a lot going for him when he appears before state parole board members Thursday, July 20, 2017, seeking his release after more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, file)

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.

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