OJ Simpson has been released from prison, despite his attorney predicting it wouldn't happen so early.
As of Sunday, he is a free man. Reporters gathered around High Desert State Prison outside Las Vegas for the event.
“October 1st falls on a Sunday and except for essential workers, I think it’s going to be highly unlikely that the Nevada Department of Corrections is going to have any type of resources to be able to transport Mr. Simpson anywhere," OJ's attorney, Malcolm LaVergne had previously said, according to ABC News. "Mr. Simpson’s making arrangements. He has to go through the Nevada Department of Corrections, the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation and at some point very soon he will eventually have his release plans and he will be able to get out."
The 70-year old former football player and actor spent nine years behind bars for a 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. On the night of September 13, 2007, Simpson and a group of men entered a room in the Palace Station hotel of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sports memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong testified that they broke into his hotel room and stole sports memorabilia at gunpoint.
Simpson’s original sentence was 33 years but he received parole in July, thanks to good behavior. That state parole board set Sunday, October 1, as the date the disgraced star became eligible for release, according to the Associated Press. Simpson will be supervised by Nevada’s Division of Parole and Probation until September 2022.
In addition to his football and acting achievements, Simpson is also famous for his 1995 acquittal of murder charges in the 1994 deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Two years later, he was found liable for their deaths in civil court.
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