O.J. Simpson should know next week whether his blemish-free record behind bars and contrition for trying to take back sports memorabilia of his glory days will win him favor with the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners.

The former NFL star asked for leniency Thursday, expressing regret for his actions and describing himself as a model inmate who earns pennies an hour keeping gym equipment sanitized and umpiring and coaching games in the prison yard.