O.J. SIMPSON randomly became a pop culture sensation again last year. The show "The People v. O.J. Simpson" won nine Emmys . . . and the documentary "O.J.: Made in America" just won an Oscar.
And now, 'The Juice' may be cut loose.
According to a report, O.J.could be released from prison as early as October 1st of THIS year.
It isn't a sure thing . . . the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners says there's going to be a hearing sometime this summer, probably in July. And at that point, things COULD be set in motion.
It's unclear what the likelihood of that is, but there are a few things working in his favor: He's considered a 'low-risk' parolee . . . he's been on good behavior behind bars . . . and he's going to turn 70 years old this summer.
O.J. has been in prison since 2008. He's serving a nine-to-33-year sentence for that bizarre incident in a Las Vegas hotel in 2007, where he and some armed 'associates' confronted a couple of memorabilia dealers.
O.J. was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon, but he claims he was just trying to recover stuff that was stolen from HIM, and that he didn't know the guys he was with had guns.