Former NFL star and acquitted murder defendant O.J. Simpson is a free man for the first time in more than a decade after the Nevada Board of Parole granted him early release this month. His parole was otherwise set to expire on Feb. 9 of next year. Simpson was released from prison in October 2017 after serving nine years for robbing two sports memorabilia collectors at gunpoint in 2007.
The trial of O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, was described as “the trial of the century,” but what sticks most clearly in the minds of many people 25 years after the fact is the car chase that solidified America's unique and often troubling infatuation with police pursuits.