OJ Simpson Regains Freedom After Serving Jail Sentence Over Robbery

OJ Simpson Regains Freedom After Serving Jail Sentence Over Robbery

Simpson served nine years in a Nevada prison for kidnapping and robbery.

Nevada prisons official Brooke Keast said plans for Simpson's release from prison are in motion, but need to be finalized. Before his release, Simpson met with his parole officer - he will face restrictions of up to five years of parole supervision.

O.J. Simpson was released from a Nevada prison early Sunday after serving nine years for a 2007 armed robbery of sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. But he was found liable for their deaths in a civil case in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims' families US$33.5 million ($46.47m) in compensatory and punitive damages - therefore finding Simpson responsible for the murders.

The Nevada Department of Corrections has not released any information about the timeline of Simpson's release despite being inundated with media requests from across the country.

OJ Simpson's lawyer Malcolm LaVergne, left, says his client will focus on life's "very simple pleasures" when he's released from prison.

"He truly is remorseful and we just want him to come home so that we can move forward for us", Simpson's daughter Arnelle said at the hearing.

Among reasons the commissioners gave for their decision to allow Simpson to be freed on parole was that he had complied with prison rules during his incarceration, had no prior criminal convictions.

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OJ Simpson and wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

Earlier this year, the former National Football League player and entertainer was granted parole. Simpson cracked up when he was initially told that his hearing is the same that all inmates receive, despite the media attention this hearing is attracting.

According to the Palm Beach Post's Hannah Winston, Bondi wrote a letter to the Las Vegas Department of Corrections and asked it to "immediately notify all appropriate authorities" that the state would be opposed to his return.

Speaking to CNN Tom Scotto, a friend and occasional spokesman for the retired footballer, said: "He's going to focus on kids, friends, his family and golf".

In the late 1990s, Simpson also moved to Florida, where "under the state's homestead exemption, forced sale of residences can be blocked", Sports Illustrated explained.

Orenthal James "O.J." Simpson shot to fame in the 1970s with the NFL's Buffalo Bills after winning the prestigious Heisman Trophy - the award for the best player in American collegiate football - as a running back at the University of Southern California.

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