OJ Simpson is completely free
OJ Simpson is completely free from today: he refused all interviews and does not reveal his intentions to anyone 'Mr Simpson is now a completely free person,' said lawyer Malcolm LaVergne
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Former American football megastar and actor OJ Simpson is now a completely free man, writes The Guardian. Today, 74-year-old Simpson was released from prison in 2017, but he has been on parole until now.
Orenthal James Simpson, nicknamed "the Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, and advertising spokesman. Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is now best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of the murders in criminal court but was later found responsible for both deaths in a civil trial.
He spent nine years behind bars for participating in an armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas in 2007 out of a total of 33 he was sentenced to. As he continued to behave well at large, his parole was lifted on December 1, the day after a hearing before a commission in Nevada.
“Mr. Simpson is now a completely free person,” said Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson’s attorney. The former athlete has declined interviews for now, and his attorney declined to talk about Simpson's plans, including whether his client will continue to live in Nevada.
But Simpson himself told officials before his release from prison four years ago that he planned to move to Florida. Still, he eventually decided to live in a guarded residential community in Las Vegas where he spent time playing golf and often voiced his opinion on Twitter about colleagues, sports, and American football in particular.
By the way, Simpson was sentenced to jail in Las Vegas by a jury in October 2008 for leading five men, including two with guns, in a clash in September 2007 with two sporting goods collectors at a Las Vegas hotel.
Simpson insisted he only wanted to return personal memories and items stolen from him after the Los Angeles acquittal for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.