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Former NFL star OJ Simpson, who was infamously acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, is now a “completely free man” after being granted an early discharge from parole by the Nevada Parole Board. 

Simpson’s parole was for a crime unrelated to his highly publicized murder trial.

OJ Simpson Is Now A ‘Completely Free Man’

Nevada State Police spokeswoman Kim Yoko Smith confirmed to Daily Mail that the 74 year-old former football player was granted good behavior credits and discharged from parole effective December 1 after being convicted of an armed robbery that took place in Las Vegas back in 2008. 

“On November 30, 2021, upon the written recommendation of the Division of Parole and Probation… the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners conducted an Early Discharge hearing for Mr. Simpson,” a spokesperson for the Nevada State Police told Fox News. “A decision to grant early discharge from parole was ratified on December 6, 2021.”

“Mr Simpson is a completely free man now,” said Malcolm LaVergne, who is Simpson’s attorney.

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OJ Simpson’s Troubled History

Simpson has been on parole since October 1, 2017. While his parole was scheduled to end on February 9, 2022, the parole board decided to end it a few months early.

Prior to being paroled, OJ Simpson served 9 years in prison for a robbery which the former NFL running back claimed was an attempt to retrieve memorabilia taken from him after his high-profile murder trial.

Simpson was unanimously found guilty by a jury on all 12 armed robbery and kidnapping related charges during a trial that began 13 years to the day after he was cleared of the double murder.

Simpson was infamously acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife and her friend in what was dubbed “The Trial of the Century” in the 1990s. Many people still believe that OJ did it in spite of his not guilty verdict.

Prior to his much-publicized Ford Bronco chase, Simpson won the 1968 Heisman Trophy and played 11 seasons in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. 

‘I Have Trouble With L.A.’

Earlier this year, Simpson triggered those who still believe he is guilty by proclaiming how difficult it is for him to be in Los Angeles with whoever killed his ex-wife and Goldman still on the loose.

“I have trouble with L.A.,” Simpson told The Athletic. “People may think this is self-serving, but I might be sitting next to whoever did it. I really don’t know who did this.”

“The L.A. thing, unfortunately, some people wrongfully believe something, but I moved on,” he continued. “I still think I’m a good guy. I didn’t let it change me. It did for a while. I was angry for a while, but I treat everybody the way I want to be treated.”

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Of course, the ever humble Simpson wants you to know that he’s loving life these days. 

“How many Americans, even today, wouldn’t like to live my life?” Simpson asked. “I don’t work. I play golf four or five days a week. I go out to dinner a couple of nights with friends. People want to buy me drinks. I’m always taking pictures with people. Ladies hug me. I’m living a good life now.”

It remains to be seen whether or not OJ Simpson will be able to stay out of trouble, now that he is a” free man”. 

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