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Official in a Chiefs tie at O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing went to college in Missouri

O.J. Simpson pleads his case at parole hearing: ‘I would never ever pull a weapon on anybody’

O.J. Simpson has severed nine years of his sentence for 12 convictions linked to an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007. He pleaded his case for parole on July 20.
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O.J. Simpson has severed nine years of his sentence for 12 convictions linked to an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007. He pleaded his case for parole on July 20.

The O.J. Simpson parole hearing was must-see television for many people, and those who tuned in on Thursday saw something striking.

One of the men on the parole board, which ended up granting Simpson’s parole, was wearing a Chiefs tie.

The man’s name is Adam Endel. According to the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, Endel is a Central Missouri graduate who has been on the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners since 2009.

The Chiefs were impressed.

From the Associated Press: Simpson, 70, received a 33-year sentence in 2008 for an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. He was asking Nevada parole officials to release him in October, when he will have served the minimum nine years.

Endel and the other three members of the board agreed to his request.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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