BREAKING: Former NFL player and American movie star O.J Simpson has been released from prison after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas robbery in Nevada.
OJ Simpson Released From Prison
O.J quietly walked out of Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Institute at 12:08 a.m. local time Sunday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.
The onetime football legend whose earlier murder trial in Los Angeles inspired years of debate over race and justice was paroled only minutes after he first became eligible for release, a Nevada prison official confirmed.
Simpson left the Lovelock Correctional Center northeast of Reno at 12:08 a.m. in the company of an unidentified driver, said Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections.
“It was incident free, nobody followed, it was exactly what we’d hoped we could do for public safety,” Keast said.
The spokeswoman further added that:
“It was a public safety concern. To make it quiet, under the radar and incident free.” Keast said she had no information on Simpson’s intended destination. “I do not know where he’s going. I didn’t want to know, to be honest,” she said.
VIDEO: O.J Simpson Walking Out Of Prison
Posted by Nevada Department of Corrections on Sunday, October 1, 2017
Simpson’s attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, interviewed before his client’s release, did not reveal any plans, but said Simpson was “excited” to be leaving prison. “I can tell from his voice on the phone last night that he’s looking forward to freedom and hugging his family on the outside,” LaVergne said.
Speculation had swirled over when Simpson would be turned loose after the Nevada Parole Board granted him parole in July for serving a portion of his 33-year sentence and getting credit for good behavior and taking classes in prison.
But with Simpson, controversy and attention seem to chase him wherever he goes — dating back to 1994 when he was arrested and charged with the double-murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman in Los Angeles.
OJ Simpson trial was called “The Trial of the Century” and garnered worldwide attention following his arrest that began with a slow-speed pursuit by police while his friend drove him in a white Ford Bronco.
He was eventually acquitted of the murders in 1995, his trial creating a circus-like atmosphere outside the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts building and spawning a seemingly endless public debate over whether he had gotten away with murder.
VIDEO: Johnnie Cochran compares Mark Fuhrman to Hitler – From The O.J. Simpson Trial, Vol. 4 – Closing Statements and Verdicts, Court TV (1995)
O.J Simpson’s full name is Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed The Juice. He is a former National Football League (NFL) running back, broadcaster, actor and advertising spokesman.
O.J Simpson is blessed with 5 children, but loss one of his children (Aaren) who reportedly drowned in the family’s swimming pool at the age of two in 1979.
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