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O.J. Simpson might not find the bright lights waiting for him if paroled

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If the hearing goes as expected, Simpson would be eligible to leave prison on Oct. 1.
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As the Nevada Board of Parole weighs Simpson’s release on Thursday for the 2007 robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in Las Vegas, his prospects of returning to the acting or broadcasting fields remain limited.

“You’re not going to see him calling football games,” Ben Bogardus, an assistant professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University, told USA TODAY Sports. “I could see him doing a low-brow comedy show where they follow him around, but even that will face a lot of criticism.”

The public remains transfixed on O.J. Simpson more than two decades after he was arrested — and later acquitted — for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.

The popularity of last year’s 10-part FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson and ESPN’s O.J.: Made in America documentary prove that.

Yet, if Simpson finds work, he may not be able to keep the proceeds.

Simpson still owes the majority of the $33.5 million a civil jury…

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