OJ Simpson Goes Free; Midnight Timing "To Ensure Public Safety"

Jay Jacobs
October 2, 2017

During his highly publicized parole hearing, the four Nevada parole board commissioners present unanimously voted for his early release, citing the support Simpson had from his family and his disciplinary-free record while in prison, where he also took anti-violence classes.

Florida's attorney general, Pam Bondi, has urged her state's Corrections Department to object to Simpson's return.

Photos from the corrections center showed Simpson signing out.

Keast said Simpson was "upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life".

Simpson was sentenced to a maximum 33-year prison sentence after storming a hotel room in an attempt to seize items from two sports memorabilia dealers. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison, and was released shortly after midnight on October 1, 2017 after serving the nine-year minimum.

Simpson is free after he was officially released from prison in the early hours of October 1, after spending nearly nine years imprisoned for an armed robbery in Las Vegas. He said the timing of Simpson's release is up to authorities and he doesn't know when it will be.

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A state parole board in July set Sunday as the date for Simpson to walk free. His spectacular fall from grace came in 1994 when he was arrested in connection with the brutal murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

At his parole hearing, Simpson, known during his football career as the "Juice", said he was ready to spend time with his children and friends outside prison and could handle the public attention he would get.

"Our biggest concern was our safety and the public's safety and not wanting anybody, paparazzi, to follow him", Keast said.

A Nevada prison official says O.J. Simpson, the former football legend and Hollywood star, has been released from a Nevada prison in Lovelock after serving nine years for armed robbery. Before his release, Simpson met with his parole officer - he will face restrictions of up to five years of parole supervision.

"He's going to focus on kids, friends, his family and golf", Scotto said.

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