Reactions: O.J. release from prison

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Photo by Gerald Johnson

Former professional football player O. J. Simpson sits with a group of servicemen to watch a Thanksgiving Day football game. Simpson was released from prison in early October on parole.

By Ally Pick, Round Table podcast editor

O.J. Simpson was released from prison on parole just after midnight on October 1. In September 2007 Simpson attacked two men in a Las Vegas hotel in hopes of retrieving a piece of sports memorabilia he claimed was stolen from his home. On October 3, 2008,  Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison with a 9 year-minimum. After 9 years, Simpson has been released on parole, which has brought controversy to his early release and talk of his murder trial in 1995. Middletown students react to Simpson’s recent release.