"The Juice Is Loose" OJ Simpson Released From Nevada Prison After 10-Year Stay

After nearly a decade behind bars, the Juice is finally loose.

After serving more than nine years for a Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery, OJ Simpson walked out of a Nevada prison early Sunday to start a new life as a parolee, CNN reported. Earlier this week it had been reported that the former NFL and television star who became the focus of the “trial of the century” after the double-homicide of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her companion Ron Goldman, could be released as soon as Monday.

Simpson left High Desert State Prison, located near Las Vegas, Nevada, shortly after midnight local time, and was picked up by an unidentified friend, according to Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections.

"I told him, 'Don't come back,' and he responded, 'I don't intend to,' " Keast said. "He was upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life."
Keast added that they released Simpson in the middle of the night to help him avoid the paparazzi.


"Our biggest concern was our safety and the public's safety and not wanting anybody, paparazzi, to follow him," Keast said. "He left through a big blue door through the front gatehouse and exited quietly. He looked down because he didn't want to be photographed."

As the New York Post reported yesterday, even before leaving prison, Simpson put the squeeze on television networks, asking for millions of dollars for an exclusive interview.

“He’s not talking for free,” a longtime confidant told The Post. “It has to be the big one because he’s only going to do it one time and it has to be worth his while.”

What exactly would “the big one” look like? Simpson is set to ask for $3 million to $5 million to sit down with the likes of NBC’s Matt Lauer, Megyn Kelly or Lester Holt; ABC’s Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan; or CBS’ newest “60 Minutes” correspondent Oprah Winfrey.

According to NYP, Simpson’s team has reached out to several outlets to gauge their interest. It’s not known if the interest is mutual.

While the major networks maintain that they don’t pay for interviews, it’s an open industry secret that popular shows like Good Morning America, Today and others pay big bucks to “license images and video.”

“They pay and he’s got photos from jail with his family and friends; he’s got some other stuff, too, that people have never seen before and this could be a major deal for any network, any show,” the source said.

Simpson was memorably granted parole in July where he maintained that the armed robbery charges that initially landed him in prison were the result of a misunderstanding between himself and his victim, whom he said later apologized to Simpson for taking sports memorabilia belonging to the former NFL star.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners voted unanimously to release Simpson after he had served nine years of a 33-year sentence.

Before his release, prison officials did an inventory of what he wanted to take with him or leave behind. He walked out of prison with paperwork and "three or four boxes about the size of a microwave," according to Keast.

Inside the boxes were items such as a hot plate, clothing and shower shoes, she said.

Simpson also met with one person who'll become a fixture in his after-prison life: His parole officer, CNN reported.

"They went over what he needs for parole and where he needs to check in, what he should do to get a driver's license, et cetera [and] instructions on what to do once he's out there," Keast said.

Now that he's out of prison, those who know him are not expecting him to become a recluse.

"He's not going to hide," said longtime friend Tom Scotto, who attended Simpson's parole hearing this summer.

Simpson eventually plans to move to Florida. But for now, he'll live in a gated residence with unspecified friends in a wealthy Las Vegas suburb.


Jack McGriff jcaz Sun, 10/01/2017 - 14:12 Permalink

OJ is a judgment proof multi-millionaire.  He receives AT LEAST $30,000 a month in pension not subject to garnishment, and if he is domiciled in Florida his multi-million dollar homestead cannot be used to pay judgments.  He also gets a porsche.  10 years of pension saved means OJ is wealthier than 99% of the population.  He murders, steals, intimidates, lies, commits perjury, and otherwise is lawless with impunity.  The only thing that can stop him is a bullet to the head.  Goldman needs to step up.

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Jack McGriff robertocarlos Sun, 10/01/2017 - 16:00 Permalink

Except that a civil trial found him LIABLE for the deaths.  Your "professional" legal opinion is shit!  The undisputed FACTS proved OJ was liable based on the preponderence of the evidence.  Most legal scholars agree that there was enough evidence admitted at trial to prove beyond a reasonable doubt OJ was guilty of murder.  There were just too many low IQ racist niggers in the jury who thought white girl and white boy got what they deserved.  Because of slavery or some stupid shit they never experienced.

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WmWallace Blankone Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:53 Permalink

A verdict never proves ones "innocence." The jury is never asked by the law to determine if one is innocent. Its sole job is to evaluate the evidence and determe if there exist enough evidence in the court to convict.

A verdict of "not guilty" does not equal innocent. A not guilty verdict only means that the jury believed the state did not present enough evidence to warrant a conviction.

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Son of Loki Dormouse Sun, 10/01/2017 - 13:44 Permalink

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Florida AG: O.J. Simpson isn’t welcome here The Orange State’s top prosecutor is putting the squeeze on OJ Simpson. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Sunday morning that the newly paroled Simpson is not welcome there. “I’ve handled parole hearings my entire time as a prosecutor and … I have never seen such lack of remorse in my entire career,” Bondi told “Fox and Friends,” referring to the July hearing that led to Simpson’s early release from a Nevada prison for an armed robbery. “Other than his complete lack of remorse, he wants to come to Florida and golf all over our state, and I don’t want that to happen.” http://nypost.com/2017/10/01/florida-ag-o-j-simpson-isnt-welcome-here/   Rumor has it the NFL plans a “kneeling tribute” to OJ to protest how unfairly and oppressed he be treated after mere homicides [of only white peeple], armed robbery and kidnapping.

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jin187 Son of Loki Sun, 10/01/2017 - 13:59 Permalink

As much of a PoS as OJ might be, there's some justification to the "oppression" argument.

The average gangbanger that commits first offenses like OJ, (and yes, they are legally first offenses) gets probably 7-10 years, and is out in 2-3, particularly if the defendant is as old as OJ. The judge in this case obviously sentenced him for the murders, not a mere robbery where no one was injured or killed.

The same is true with the Florida AG. Does the AG go on TV every time they discover an armed robber is living in their state? I imagine after a few tens of thousands of press conferences, that would get tiring.

I even have a friend that had a dispute similar to OJ's. He went to the person's house in the middle of the night while they were asleep, shot it up, threw molotov cocktails, it was all caught on tape by a neighbor's security camera, and he was already on parole for multiple previous convictions. That happened about 5 years ago, and he's already been out for 6 months.

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J. Peasemold G… motoXdude Sun, 10/01/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

Thank the techno-lords that we now have drones to remotely follow his every public movement.The savings in fuel from helicopters to convoys of SUVs can be donated to BLM fundraisers.But we must respect his right to freedom and privacy as he has done the time and paid the debt.He can now savour the joys of us who have not been incarcerated for the last decade, i.e. being surveilled constantly on the street, tracked in our communications and in our vehicles, an Everest like debt mountain building, social and religious unrest on a scale not seen since the mid 20th century. Hmmm, sounds like we are all in a prison of sorts just without the stripey sunshine.Having said that while all is not beer and skittles we collectively still have damn fine lives and a great country, and know that the wretched refuse of the teeming shores would give a lifetime to be here and breathe free, or more freely than in lands where the grass is not greener but will never grow.J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock #WhoKilledNicoleBrownSimpson#SheWasNicoleBrownSimpson

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J. Peasemold G… ebworthen Sun, 10/01/2017 - 19:38 Permalink

Have they passed that "knife control" act yet?I think the answer to that question, eb wort hen, is found here: ODE TO O.J. & JasonSo who was it,Who beat and hit?As you stabbed and slit,And the knife cuts split,But the glove meant shit,Did the knit cap fit?You must acquit. J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock #WhoKilledNicoleBrownSimpson#SheWasNicoleBrownSimpson

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richsob Sun, 10/01/2017 - 13:03 Permalink

I hated Simpson as much as anyone during the murder trial but he's done his time for a second "crime" and it's probably time to just let everything go.  If he did kill a couple of people it wasn't proved during a farcial trial and like it or not the system says he walks away from that a free man.  Now he's spent nearly 10 years in prison for something that would have gotten any of us a year or two at the most if we didn't just get some probation instead.  He's seen the best in life and the worst in life.  Just stay clean, OJ, and hopefully you never cross my mind again.

Hikikomori richsob Sun, 10/01/2017 - 13:30 Permalink

About 20% of prison inmates are psychopaths.  Psychopaths are 3 times as likely to reoffend after release, and four times as likely to reoffend with a violent crime when released as non-psychopathic inmates.  Also, non-psychopathic inmates tend to commit less violent crimes, and more non-violent crimes as they get older.  With psychopaths, that is reversed - less non-violent crimes, more violent crimes.  What type of criminal do you think Simpson is?

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