OJ Simpson becomes 'free man' as parole ends in Nevada for 'good behavior' over 20 years after wife Nicole's death

OJ Simpson has become a "free man" as his parole ended in Nevada following good behavior.

The 74-year-old former football hero and actor was granted the credits and discharged from parole effective December 1.

The news comes one day after a hearing before the Nevada Board of Parole, Nevada State Police spokeswoman Kim Yoko Smith said on Tuesday.

“Mr. Simpson is a completely free man now,” said Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson’s lawyer in Las Vegas.

Simpson declined an immediate interview, his attorney said, and LaVergne declined to talk about Simpson’s future plans, including whether he intends to remain in Nevada.

He told parole officials before his release from prison on October 1, 2017, that he planned to move to Florida.

He instead moved to a gated community in Las Vegas where he plays golf and frequently takes to Twitter to offer opinions about college and pro sports, especially football.

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“Life is fine,” he one said during a June 2019 interview.

Simpson was convicted by a jury in Las Vegas in October 2008 and served nine years in prison for leading five men, including two with guns, in a September 2007 confrontation with two sports collectibles dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel.

Simpson insisted he only wanted to retrieve personal mementos and items stolen from him following his acquittal in Los Angeles in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

He had been scheduled for discharge from parole February 9, but the parole board granted him about three months of good time credits.


OJ says he believes he has brain trauma from his NFL career.

Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in a knife frenzy in 1994 – a crime for which he was later found liable for in civil court.

The footballer-turned-actor was jailed for kidnapping and robbery in 2007.

Unearthed journals belonging to Nicole document up to 60 different incidents of alleged beatings.

OJ has previously denied that he ever beat his wife and claimed that she struck him “numerous times.”


Testifying in 1996, Simpson alleged that Nicole had lied when she wrote in her journals and told others that he had beaten her. 

She claims the first time Simpson beat her was in 1978, and that he battered her as well as pummelling her for hours, ripping off her clothes, and smashing her car with a baseball bat over a period of 16 years, according to The Daily Mail, which cited copies of the journal entries.

One diary entry claims Simpson began beating her on the way home from two friends' anniversary party.

"Threw me on the floor, hit me, kicked me. We went to the hotel where he continued to beat me for hours and I continued crawling for the door," the entry reads.

The shocking diaries were found reportedly stashed in a safety deposit box alongside photographs of Nicole's injuries and groveling apology letters allegedly from Simpson.

The documents were dismissed as hearsay by a judge during the original trial.

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