OJ Simpson Goes Free; Midnight Timing "To Ensure Public Safety"

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The former Buffalo Bills star was sentenced to a 9 to 33-year prison sentence following an arrest in 2007 after a botched robbery in Las Vegas.

A short video showing his first steps outside was also released on the department's Facebook page.

"I don't have any information on where he's going", said Keast, according to ESPN.

The 70-year-old former Heisman Trophy victor was released from Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada at 12:08 am local time on Sunday morning after serving nine years for a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas.

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And Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is trying to stop the celebrity-turned convicted robber from moving here.

Simpson was a college star at USC, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968, and was perhaps the top running back in the National Football League in the 1970s while starring for the Buffalo Bills.

Simpson still owes tens of millions of dollars in the wake of a 1997 civil lawsuit, in which he was found liable for the wrongful deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, and ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the survivors' families. He was reportedly picked up by an unidentified friend.

"Our biggest concern was our safety and the public's safety and not wanting anybody, paparazzi, to follow him", she said. Simpson could be on parole until September 29, 2022. "He'll be OK", Scotto said to USA Today.

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FILE PHOTO: O.J. Simpson reacts during his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. on July 20, 2017. "The specter of his residing in comfort in Florida should not be an option".

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. Simpson is expected to have at least five years of parole supervision as well other limitations.

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

"He's going to focus on kids, friends, his family and golf", Scotto said. The Florida Department of Corrections said officials had not received a transfer request or required documents.

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