OJ Simpson released from prison after nine years

OJ Simpson is now a free man after walking out of the Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada following a nine year stint behind bars.

The former American football superstar was granted parole in July after serving time for convictions stemming from a 2007 Las Vegas robbery.

On October 3, 2008 — 13 years to the day after he was acquitted for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman — Simpson was convicted of three counts of conspiracy, one count of burglary in possession of a deadly weapon, and two counts each of kidnapping, robbery, assault, and coercion, all with a deadly weapon.


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Nevada District Court Judge Jackie Glass sentenced him to a minimum of nine years in prison and a maximum of 33 years.

Had he been denied parole, he would have been released from jail in September 2022.

Instead, he was released in the dead of night on Sunday to avoid media attention.

He may be a free man but he will still be under a raft of restrictions for some time as he faces up to five years of parole supervision.