O.J. Simpson is FREE…again.
A Nevada parole board granted the former NFL player and overall controversial figure early release from his parole on Tuesday, citing good behavior.
The former Heisman Trophy winner, NFL running back and Hollywood actor “is a completely free man now,” his lawyer Malcolm LaVergne told the Associated Press. His parole term would have otherwise expired on Feb. 9, 2022.
As you know, the 74-year-old served nine of a possible 33 years in prison after a 2008 conviction on 12 counts including felony armed robbery and kidnapping.
The full statement can be read below:
“In accordance with NRS 213.1543, the Division of Parole and Probation submitted an early discharge request to the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners for Mr. Simpson, as required by statute. Mr. Simpson has been on parole since October 1, 2017, and his parole term would otherwise expire on February 9, 2022.
On November 30, 2021, upon the written recommendation of the Division of Parole and Probation and in accordance with NRS 213.1543, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners conducted an Early Discharge hearing for Mr. Simpson. A decision to grant early discharge from parole was ratified on December 6, 2021. Per NRS 213.1543, the Board awarded credits in an amount equal to the time remaining on the sentence to reduce the sentence to time served.”
Simpson did not serve time after being acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1995.
Simpson was freed from prison in 2017 and has remained on parole since. He has been living an active lifestyle in the Las Vegas area.