O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star whose infamous trial for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend was called “the trial of the century,” was granted parole on Thursday after serving nine years in prison.
While he was acquitted of murder charges in the 1995 trial, Simpson was later sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison for an armed robbery and kidnapping. He is expected to be released on parole in October and says he will move to his Florida home, CNN reported.
Analysts have been speculating about Simpson’s retirement income now that he will be released from prison. Simpson lost a $33.5 million wrongful death civil suit to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman after he was acquitted, but most of the sum has never been collected.
While Simpson possibly has half a million dollars stored away in his NFL pension, retirement income is protected under federal law and can’t go toward paying for a civil suit.
On Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck and the guys wondered if it’s fair for someone convicted of a crime to live in luxury because of the law protecting pensions.
“To have a pension that gives you $300,000 a year after you’ve beheaded two people …” Glenn mused.
He had an important question for Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher: If you were at a party with only Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson and Bill Cosby, which would you be the least afraid to have a conversation with? Glenn decided he would cautiously converse with Cosby because “I just have a feeling that Mike Tyson and O.J. Simpson could kill me.”
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