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Nevada releases O.J. Simpson from parole early

Updated December 14, 2021 - 3:18 pm

O.J. Simpson, who went to prison for his role in a 2007 robbery and kidnapping case in Las Vegas, will no longer be under the state’s supervision.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners conducted a hearing on Nov. 30, and a decision to grant early discharge from parole was ratified on Dec. 6.

According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Nevada State Police, “Mr. Simpson has been on parole since October 1, 2017, and his parole term would otherwise expire on February 9, 2022.”

“Mr. Simpson is a completely free man now,” said Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson’s lawyer in Las Vegas.

Simpson declined an immediate interview, LaVergne said, and the attorney declined to talk about Simpson’s future plans, including whether he intends to remain in Nevada.

The 74-year-old former football hero and actor had told parole officials before his 2017 release from prison 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.

The disgraced football star had been entangled in Nevada’s criminal justice system since 2007, when he enlisted armed robbers to steal sports memorabilia back from two collectors at Palace Station in Las Vegas.

He was convicted the following year and received a prison sentence of nine to 33 years.

Simpson, then 70, was released from Lovelock Correctional Center in Northern Nevada on Oct, 1, 2017. According to Clark County District Court records, his parole would include curfew, theft counseling and permission for officers to inspect his home.

He was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman but was found liable for their deaths in a civil trial.

Contact Ricardo Torres-Cortez at rtorres@reviewjournal.com. Follow @rickytwrites on Twitter. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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