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O.J. Simpson has enjoyed an incredible amount of limelight over the years despite his spectacular fall from grace since the mid-90’s. ESPN, along with over two dozen news organizations, plan to cover the former football star’s parole hearing this Thursday from Nevada.

Deadline reports:

O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada this Thursday will be carried live on ESPN as an expanded, 90-minute Outside the Lines Special, and pool cameras in the hearing room make it all but certain the proceedings will pop up at least in part on other news channels.

In fact, the Nevada Board of Parole says about 30 news organizations have registered to cover the hearing at both the hearing location in Carson City and at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, where Simpson is incarcerated on the 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping convictions.

Simpson will appear via videoconference from the prison, with four parole commissioners in Carson City.

According to experts, parole seems likely for Simpon, who is being held for his role in a 2008 attempted armed robbery to lift sports memorabilia.

The ESPN special airs at 1 PM ET this coming Thursday (July 20).

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