O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday captured moments of remorse and regret from the former Heisman running back but also a moment that was awkward, embarrassing and, frankly, comedic.
When the chairman of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, Connie Bisbee, was verifying Simpson’s information, she made an unfortunate slip.
“We have that you are currently — well very recently you turned 90 years old,” Bisbee said to Simpson. After she realized she added a full 20 years to the 70-year-old Simpson’s actual age, Bisbee quickly apologized and corrected herself.
Laughing, Simpson responded “I feel like it, though.” The courtroom burst out laughing in a short moment of comedic relief.
It was announced shortly after the hearing that Simpson’s parole had been granted. Simpson is on track to be a freed man this year.