Nevada: OJ Simpson Released From Prison

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: O.J. Simpson enters the courtroom at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Former American football player OJ Simpson has been released after serving nine years at a Nevada prison. The American football legend went to prison in 2008 over an incident in which he tried to retrieve items he says were stolen from him after his acquittal.

State Prison spokeswoman Brooke Keast said that Simpson was released at 3:08 am ET. The spokeswoman said she did not know the person who met Simpson after his release and that they did not have any information on where he is planning to go.

Simpson was convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas over an incident involving sports memorabilia. In the incident, the football legend led five men into a casino to retrieve some items he says were stolen from him. Two of the men that were with Simpson were armed. Simpson said he did not know the men were armed. He was sent to prison in 2008 but was granted parole at a hearing two months ago. Simpson’s release includes some restrictions, including up to five years of parole supervision.

The spokeswoman revealed that the release happened late at night to avoid media attention. Simpson’s previous case made news around the world and the former football player has received plenty of attention from the media ever since. In recent years, more series and documentaries have surfaced about his case and life.


Simpson has said that he wants to move back to Florida, where he was living before he was sent to prison. It is not yet known if he will be allowed to do that since the state attorney general has said she does not want Simpson to move back to the state. Florida’s Department of Corrections said it had not received a request or documents for a transfer. Two of his children currently live in Florida and even though he lost his home to foreclosure five years ago, he has said he wants to move back to the state.