O.J. Simpson a ‘completely free man’ as parole ends in Nevada


O.J. Simpson is a free man. The 74-year-old former football hero and actor acquitted California murder defendant and convicted As Vegas armed robber was granted good behaviour credits and discharged from parole effective Dec. 1, 2021. Nevada State Police spokeswoman Kim Yoko Smith said. 

The former NFL star was convicted in 2008 of robbery and kidnapping in a dispute over sports memorabilia at a Las Vegas casino hotel.” Mr. Simpson is a completely free man now,” said Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson’s lawyer in Las Vegas. 

Simpson, 74, declined an immediate interview, his attorney said, and LaVergne declined to talk about Simpson’s future plans, including whether he intends to remain in Nevada. He told parole officials before his release from prison on Oct. 1, 2017, that he planned to move to Florida.

He instead moved to a gated community in Las Vegas where he plays golf and frequently takes to Twitter to offer opinions about college and pro sports, especially football.

“Life is fine,” he told The Associated Press during a June 2019 interview.

Simpson’s saga makes him, in the words of one of his Las Vegas trial lawyers, one of the most famous people on the planet.

Simpson was acquitted by a jury in 1995 of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. In 1997, he lost a civil wrongful death suit and the court awarded a $33.5m judgement against him.

NFL achievements and acting career. Nicknamed The Juice, he rose to fame in US sport for his achievements in the NFL. He was enrolled in the sport’s hall of fame and was the first running back to gain 2,000 yards in a season with the Buffalo Bills in 1973. But he also became known as a pitchman, football commentator, and actor, appearing in a number of TV and film roles including the Naked Gun movie series.

He grew up in public housing in San Francisco, attended the University of Southern California, and won the Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player in 1968. 

In a separate case more than a decade later, Simpson was convicted by a jury in Las Vegas in October 2008 and served nine years in prison for leading five men, including two with guns, in a September 2007 confrontation with two sports collectibles dealers at a Las Vegas casino-hotel.

Simpson insisted he only wanted to retrieve personal mementoes and items stolen from him following his acquittal in the double killings.

Author: Seyi Awoleye

Los-Angeles, CA, USA



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