O.J. Simpson freed from prison


 A Nevada prison official says O.J. Simpson, the former football legend and Hollywood star, has been released from a Nevada prison in Lovelock after serving nine years for armed robbery.

Unlike when he walked free after his murder trial in 1995, Simpson faces parole supervision for another five years.

Nevada state prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast told The Associated Press Simpson was released early Sunday.

The 70-year-old Simpson has said he’d like to return to Florida, but that state’s attorney general is trying to block the move, CBS News’ Jamie Yuccas reports. The Florida Department of Corrections said officials had not received a transfer request or required documents.

Simpson was sent to prison in Nevada for a botched hotel-room heist of sports memorabilia 12 years after he was acquitted of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles.

Simpson is now 70. He has served nine years behind bars for a 2008 armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Although Simpson apologized for the crime, he didn’t hesitate to defend his actions. 

“It was my property I wasn’t there to steal from anybody and I would never ever pull a weapon on anybody,” Simpson said at the hearing. “I’ve basically spent a conflict-free life.”  

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