O.J. Simpson was released from prison on Oct. 1, 2017, after serving nine years for kidnapping and armed robbery.
According to a spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Corrections, Simpson was picked up by an unidentified friend.
Simpson was originally sentenced to serve up to 33 years, but the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners voted unanimously, on July 20, 2017, to release the former NFL player. Simpson will be subject to parole and will remain in Las Vegas for an extended period but does hope to move to Florida eventually.
He may be best known as the primary suspect in the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and friend Ron Goldman. The former football player pleaded not guilty and was acquitted in 1995. He did go on to be found guilty in a wrongful death suit and ordered to pay the victims’ families $33.5 million.
Fred Goldman, the father of one of the victims, said that now that Simpson has been released, he and his daughter Kim Goldman will pursue the judgment award ordered in the civil rights case. The Goldman’s said that the amount has climbed to over $66 million.
Simpson’s attorney told reporters that his client just wants to spend time with family and reunite with his children. Additionally, “He wants to eat seafood, he wants to eat steak, and he wants to enjoy the very simple pleasures that he hasn’t enjoyed in nine years.”
By Laurel Fee
Edited by Jeanette Smith
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