O.J. Simpson could be granted parole in Nevada this week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson/Pool)

O.J. Simpson could be granted parole in Nevada this week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson/Pool)

O.J. Simpson feeling ‘positive’ about parole

O.J. Simpson may be stealing the spotlight from Donald Trump this week: The former football star and defendant on murder charges in the trial of the century could be getting parole for his armed robbery conviction in Nevada.

In an interview with USA Today, Simpson’s friend Tom Scotto said Simpson, 70, is looking forward to his life going “back to normal.”

Scotto will be in the hearing room Thursday at Lovelock Correctional Center — where Simpson has been imprisoned for almost nine years — when Simpson will participate in a video conference with Nevada parole commissioners in Carson City.

In 2008, Simpson was convicted of armed robbery of sports agents in Las Vegas, and sentenced to a minimum of nine years and a maximum of 33 years in prison. If paroled, he could be released Oct. 1.

Scotto, who lives — and golfs — in Florida, said Simpson may move there or he might live with his sister Shirley Baker in Sacramento.

Scotto, recalling regular golf games in West Palm Beach with Lawrence Taylor and Michael Jordan, quipped that when Simpson dropped a golf glove on the course, his friends would day “Oops, you did it again” — a not very tasteful reference to the bloody glove (famously exploited by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran) at the scene where Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered.

R. KELLY DENIES CULT CHARGES

R. Kelly is denying allegations that he’s behind an abusive “cult” that subjects women to sex slavery.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the singer told TMZ that Kelly is “alarmed and disturbed” by the comments, “unequivocally denies” the accusations and will “pursue his accusers.”

In a report on BuzzFeed, Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones and Asante McGee claimed Kelly was leading a cult in which he controlled women living in his houses in Chicago and Atlanta — dictating their eating, showering, rest room and sexual activities.


ARTS QUICK TAKES

Want to be in an opera? San Francisco Opera is seeking extras (aka supernumeraries) for the 2017 fall season. Adults of all shapes, sizes and ages are needed for the non-speaking, no-singing (and non-paying) roles, and auditions start at 6 p.m. July 31 at the War Memorial Opera House. … The San Francisco Symphony is selling single tickets for 2017-18 season, which includes three new shows: Halloween with “Young Frankenstein,” featuring Anderson & Roe on Oct. 29, Meow Meow on Jan. 27 and Audra McDonald on May 18.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actor Chace Crawford is 32. … Actress Priyanka Chopra is 35. … Actress Kristen Bell is 37. … Rapper M.I.A. is 42. … Actor Vin Diesel is 50. … Talk-show host/actress Wendy Williams is 53. … Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 56. … Singer Ricky Skaggs is 63. … Entrepreneur Richard Branson is 67. … Actor James Brolin is 77. … Singer Dion is 78. … Director Paul Verhoeven is 79.

Staff, wire reports CultNevadaO.J. SimpsonparoleR. KellySan Francisco OperaSan Francisco Symphon

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

People fish at a dock at Islais Creek Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
What Islais Creek tells us about rising sea levels in San Francisco

Islais Creek is an unassuming waterway along San Francisco’s eastern industrial shoreline,… Continue reading

Organizer Jas Florentino, left, explains the figures which represent 350 kidnapped Africans first sold as slaves in the United States in 1619 in sculptor Dana King’s “Monumental Reckoning.” The installation is in the space of the former Francis Scott Key monument in Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
What a reparations program would look like in The City

‘If there’s any place we can do it, it’s San Francisco’

Officer Joel Babbs, pictured at a protest outside the Hall of Justice in 2017, is representing himself in an unusually public police misconduct matter. <ins>(Courtesy Bay City News)</ins>
The strange and troubling story of Joel Babbs: What it tells us about the SFPD

The bizarre and troubling career of a whistle-blowing San Francisco police officer… Continue reading

Real solutions to California’s wildfire problems

By Dan Walters CalMatters Physicist Albert Einstein is widely, albeit erroneously, thought… Continue reading

Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, President of the University of San Francisco, gives the invocation before Mayor London Breed takes the oath of office at City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
What universities learned from distance learning during COVID-19: A USF perspective

By Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. The relief is palpable. With vaccination… Continue reading

Most Read