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Juice is Loose OJ Simpson a 'completely free man' after early parole release

The former NFL star was convicted of robbery and kidnapping in a dispute over sports memorabilia at a Las Vegas casino hotel in 2008.

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OJ’s mugshot. Photo: LAPD/ZUMA Archive/ZUMA Press

OJ’s mugshot. Photo: LAPD/ZUMA Archive/ZUMA Press

OJ’s mugshot. Photo: LAPD/ZUMA Archive/ZUMA Press

OJ Simpson is now a “completely free man” after being granted early release from his parole.

The former NFL star was convicted of robbery and kidnapping in a dispute over sports memorabilia at a Las Vegas casino hotel in 2008.

He served nine years in a Nevada prison and was released on parole in 2017. He had been due to finish his parole on February 9th.

“The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners conducted an early discharge hearing for Mr Simpson,” Nevada Police spokesman Kim Yoko Smith said of the 74-year-old's release.

“A decision to grant early discharge from parole was ratified on 6 December, 2021. The Board awarded credits in an amount equal to the time remaining on the sentence to reduce the sentence to time served.”

Simpson's lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, said: “Mr Simpson is a completely free man now.”

The California native, nicknamed ‘The Juice’, was acquitted in 1995 of murdering of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman after a public trial that divided the United States.

The murder case, dubbed ‘The Trial of the Century’, received international press attention and was recently brought to life on screen in the Emmy Award-winning limited TV series ‘The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,’ which aired in 2016.

Mr Simpson was found liable for the deaths in a 1997 civil suit and ordered to pay $33.5m damages to the family of Ron Goldman.

Simpson continues to maintain his innocence and has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since being released from prison in 2017.

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