Hall of Fame running back OJ Simpson was released on parole after serving nine years of a thirty-three year prison sentence. OJ was released shortly after midnight Sunday morning. Simpson won his freedom in a parole hearing in July.
BREAKING: Nevada prison official: O.J. Simpson has been freed on parole after 9 years in prison for Las Vegas armed robbery.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 1, 2017
Simpson was convicted in 2007 of armed robbery in an attempt to retrieve items he claimed were stolen from him. During the incident OJ led a group of men into the Palace Station casino in Las Vegas. Two of the men in Simpson group were carrying firearms, however, OJ asserts he was unaware of this fact.
Simpson was a stellar running back in college and the NFL, for the USC Trojans and Buffalo Bills respectively. He was also famous for staring in movies such as the Naked Gun series. However, OJ is infamous for having allegedly murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
OJ has stated that he plans to return to Florida, which is where he was living before his conviction. According to his attorney, Malcolm Lavergne, OJ also plans to, “reacclimate to normal life … enjoying the very simple pleasures … having good food, enjoying time with family, friends, catching up on technology, trying to get through all of that, wearing regular clothes again.”
For the time being OJ is staying at an unknown location in Nevada. It should be noted that the Florida department of corrections has stated they have received no transfer paperwork for Simpson and according to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi OJ is not welcomed back to Florida,
“The specter of his residing in comfort in Florida should not be an option. Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal.”