O.J. Simpson's Lawyer Says He's Not Completely Happy About Leaving Prison

The reason is actually kind of sweet. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

OJ Simpson will soon be a free man, but it will be a bittersweet moment.

According to TMZthe former football star's lawyer says that Simpson has created real bonds with his fellow inmates at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, and it will be hard to say goodbye to them. 

Malcolm LaVergne explains, that Simpson "loved being in general population" because he's a social peron. He even misses his prison jobs, like being commissioner of the inmate softball league.

Back in July, the 70-year-old faced a parole board to plead his case for release. He has been incarcerated for nine years due to a 2007 robbery.

In 2007, Simpson and a group of armed men entered the Palace Station hotel of Las Vegas, Nevada where they allegedly robbed sports memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong at gunpoint. He was convicted on charges including kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. During sentencing, he claims that he was trying to reclaim family heirlooms and other personal items that had been stolen from him. 

He was granted parole under several stipulations. Under his parole terms he is not allowed to drink alcohol or use drugs unless legally prescribed, unable to possess weapons, subject to random drug and alcohol screenings and ordered to comply with all rules and ordinances.

If Simpson breaks any terms of his release, his parole officer can arrest him and send him back to prison. If he moves outside of the state of Nevada, he would be extradited to return and go before the parole board for a violation hearing.

[Photo: Getty Images, Lovelock Correctional]

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