He was given a nine-year minimum on his 33-year prison sentence.
"We hear that he's got a pretty good life, as best as he can in prison, and that could easily be, because there has to be more protection for Mr. Simpson, based upon who he is and his celebrity status", Nichols said.
The issue of Simpson's 1995 trial for murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman was only brought up directly when a member of the parole board said it was not permitted to be considered during the hearing.
"My crime was trying to retrieve for my family my own property", Simpson told the officials before apologising.
O.J. Simpson, the former football player whose life was derailed following the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, told a Nevada court on Thursday he has "basically spent a conflict-free life".
O.J. Simpson will be a free man once again later this year after a Nevada board decided Thursday to grant him parole.
The former District Attorney responsible for putting O.J. Simpson behind bars is speaking to 13 Action News.
"Make no mistake, I would give it all back, to get these last five years back".
The parole hearing is expected to be a media frenzy. The entire thing was surreal, but Simpson's claim that he's never been accused of pulling a weapon on anybody, in an effort to convince the board that he wasn't a threat outside prison, was especially eye-raising.
"The first time I met O.J. was in the gym", said Jeffrey Felix, who was Simpson's first guard at the Lovelock Correctional Center.
"I think he'll say, 'I committed a crime, I've paid my time". Simpson was convicted in October 2008 on one count of burglary with use of a deadly weapon, three counts of conspiracy and two counts each of kidnapping, robbery, assault and coercion, all with use of a deadly weapon, according to ESPN.
Simpson has said he will move back to Florida when he's released.
Arnelle Simpson says she knows her father is remorseful, and the family wants him home so they can move forward.
"He's 70 years old".