Published Jul 19, 2017 at 3:06 PM | Updated at 4:45 PM EDT on Jul 19, 2017
Nearly nine years have passed since OJ Simpson -- the former NFL great, sports broadcaster, TV pitchman and actor -- was sentenced to nine-to-33 years in a Nevada prison.
The key players in the trial that led to his sentence are not household names, unlike those in the 1995 trial that ended with Simpson's acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend. They were collectibles dealers and a few men Simpson joined for an ill-fated attempt to retrieve sports memorabilia from them in a hotel off the Las Vegas Strip. Most of the co-defendants accepted deals and testified during the trial about what happened on Sept. 13, 2007, in the Palace Station casino hotel.
Simpson faces a parole hearing Thursday morning. If granted parole, he could be released as early as Oct. 1, after serving the minimum nine-year prison term.
Below, a look at who was involved in the September 2007 armed robbery and other key players in the trial that sent OJ Simpson to prison.