AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Former NFL legend OJ Simpson was released after serving nine years in prison because of armed robbery and kidnapping in an attempt to obtain sports memorabilia from collective dealers.
According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Simpson was released from Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Institute at 12:08 a.m. Prior to being released, he was granted parole in July. He will be on parole supervision up to five years but, it could be reduced with credits of good behavior.
The Nevada Department of Corrections posted a video on social media of Simpson being released from prison and walking out into the street.
There is no word yet on Simpson's next location. The 70-year-old Simpson had once said that he wanted to move back to Florida, which was where he was living before the armed robbery conviction.
Florida's attorney general, Pam Bondi sent a statement to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary, Julie L. Jones, telling her to let the Nevada authorities know that Florida won't allow Simpson to serve his parole there. "The specter of his residing in comfort in Florida should not be an option, our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal," Bondi said in her statement to Jones.