Former NFL star O.J. Simpson has been released from prison. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison back in 2008 for his alleged involvement in a kidnapping and armed robbery. Although he is a free man now, Simpson will remain on parole until 2022. This means that he is not allowed to consume alcohol in large quantities and he cannot connect with people engaging in criminal activity or ex-convicts during the parole period.
So, Simpson spent 9 years in prison for the kidnapping and armed robbery involvement that occurred in 2007. He was imprisoned at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock. The former NFL star was released from prison on Sunday, to help him avoid the media attention. A spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Corrections said that Simpson was picked up by a friend, whose identity is not known.
The spokesperson also said that he, naturally, looked very happy to be out of prison. “He was upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life,” it said. But, he did try to avoid all the possible media attention. “Our biggest concern was our safety and the public’s safety and not wanting anybody, paparazzi, to follow him. He left through a big blue door through the front gatehouse and exited quietly. He looked down because he didn’t want to be photographed,” the statement added.
Allegedly, after his release Simpson spent several hours in a car. “I’m in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out?” he said in a video published by Splash News. “I’ve been in nowhere U.S.A. for the last nine years doing nothing. Nothing has changed in my life. What do you expect?” he added.
As imagined, Simpson was not interested at all in answering any questions. However, it has been reported that most likely he will live in the Las Vegas area. A Nevada parole official said that the former NFL star has a home in the area. This is yet to be confirmed.