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O.J. Simpson regrets going after memorabilia

July 25, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this May 16, 2013 file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Las Vegas. Simpson has a hearing before the state parole board Thursday, July 25, 2013, but even a favorable decision won’t spring him from prison for his kidnapping and robbery convictions. He was sentenced consecutively on several charges so he would still have more time to serve. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson went before a parole board Thursday and pleaded for leniency on his armed robbery and kidnapping sentence as he expressed regret for his actions and described being an upstanding inmate who earns pennies an hour keeping gym equipment sanitized and umpiring and coaching games in the prison yard.

Simpson also said he has become a counselor of sorts to fellow inmates doing time for similar crimes and noted that he has made amends with his victims in a botched heist of memorabilia in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2007.

“I just wish I never went to that room,” the 66-year-old Simpson said during a 15-minute appearance.

Parole officials did not immediately rule on his request, which Simpson made Login to read more

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