Two TV miniseries, "O.J.: Made in America" and "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story", returned the murder trial to public prominence past year.
Simpson was convicted of robbery and kidnapping, stemming from an incident in which he tried to steal sports memorabilia he believed to be rightfully his.
However, one factor that could weigh against his seemingly solid case for parole is the notoriety still surrounding Simpson's acquittal in a sensational double-murder trial that gripped America two decades ago, according to some who have followed his case most closely.
He will testify on Simpson's behalf during the former running back's much-anticipated parole hearing Thursday.
The hearing was conducted on July 25, 2013, by parole board commissioner Susan Jackson and hearing representative Robin Bates to determine if Simpson was to be paroled on five counts. People were amused by the fact that something as seemingly innocuous as relieving his sexual urges into a sock (or a tissue or a towel or whatever) could cause O.J.to have to remain in prison. The other, Al Beardsley, has since passed away, though a relative told the Post that Beardsley would have even "picked [Simpson] up at jail".
However, according to CBS News, the parole board is prohibited from using Simpson's murder trial to make their decision at Thursday's hearing, which will likely benefit Simpson.
On the eve of a hearing Thursday that could release O.J. Eastern, is expected to be brief.
Simpson's parole hearing will take place in Carson City, Nev. "There are no absolutes anytime you're dealing with administrative boards, but this is as close to a non-personal decision as you can get".
Simpson's parole decision will be exclusively based on his behavior while in prison, the Daily News reported.
Another chapter in the life of the former National Football League superstar, actor and pitchman will play out Thursday in Nevada where Simpson will go before a parole board to make the case that he has served enough time in prison.
O.J. Simpson, left, smiles next to San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.at a news conference where the 49ers announced that Simpson had been traded to them from the Buffalo Bills in March 1978. "He's been a model inmate". "He's had no write-ups, no disciplinary issues. By all accounts, he's totally abided by the rules".
Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, represented Simpson during the trial. If Simpson is paroled, he will not leave prison before October 1.
"He's in the best shape I've seen him", Tom Scotto, a longtime friend, told USA Today.