“The juice is loose!” Yep, it is official Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson is once again a free man! The former football phenom turned convict just finished a nine year sentence. As you recall he was granted parole earlier this year.
O.J. Simpson signing release papers
O.J. Simpson is free on parole after serving nine years in prison for a Las Vegas armed robbery, a Nevada prison official said.
“O.J. Simpson is out, he is a free man,” Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast said.
Simpson was freed early Sunday and was picked up by a friend, according to Keast.
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners voted unanimously to grant Simpson’s release in July.
Simpson, 70, served nine years of a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery after a raid on memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas Hotel room.
Simpson has maintained that he was trying to recover family mementos and memorabilia taken from him.
After he was granted parole, the Nevada Department of Corrections took extra measures to protect him. Guards moved him to a single cell away from the rest of the prison population.
“The last thing we want is some prisoner trying to make a name for himself by attacking Simpson,” Keast said.
We are glad to see O.J. is free again, but now he needs to stay that way. We have to admit we were all (African-Americans that is) overjoyed when he was acquitted for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her boyfriend, Ron Goldman back in the nineties. At seventy years old, O.J. needs to take it easy and call it a true retirement from the public. We are sure he has some millions tucked away somewhere to keep him comfortable for the rest of his life. What do you guys think of O.J.’s early release? Was justice served? Sound off below!