O.J. Simpson is almost a free man.
On Wednesday, a Nevada court granted the former NFL star parole on some of his charges stemming from a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction involving holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners ruled in favor of Simpson’s parole request, noting his “positive institutional record” and his participating in problems addressing “behavior that led to incarceration.”
But the good news doesn’t mean that O.J. gets to walk out of prison just yet.
According to the Associated Press:
[Simpson] was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.
The parole becomes effective Oct. 2. Then, Simpson will begin serving the minimum term on four concurrent sentences imposed for using a weapon during the 2007 robbery. After that, he has two more consecutive terms for assault with a deadly weapon, said David Smith, spokesman for the board.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t cause for celebration. Back in 2008, the original sentence was nine to 33 years.
Which means somebody is winning…