On Thursday, former football star O.J. Simpson was granted parole after serving nine years of lengthy sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in 2008. Simpson's is a complicated story that has been covered extensively by the media; therefore, there are several essential stories you should read to understand the NFL star's saga.
At the parole board hearing, Simpson presented himself as a "good guy" who felt humbled by his experience in prison. "I was always a good guy, but could have been a better Christian, and my commitment to change is to be a better Christian," Simpson said of himself Thursday. "I had some problems with fidelity in my life, but I've always been a guy that pretty much got along with everybody."
Other must-read articles cover the intervening years, after Simpson dropped out of the limelight. Still more cover the recent documentaries that have awoken the American consciousness once again to the case of O.J. Simpson. Here are just a few you should devote some time to.