O.J. Simpson Granted Early Release from Parole in 2007 Nevada Robbery Case

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVDecember 14, 2021

FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson has launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star says he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Simpson said in a phone interview it will be a lot of fun and that he had some things to straighten out. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)
Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File

Former NFL running back O.J. Simpson was granted early release and discharged from parole stemming from a 2007 robbery case.

Ken Ritter of the Associated Press reported Simpson was discharged effective Dec. 1 following a hearing before the Nevada Board of Parole. 

He was rewarded with good behavior credits, and his lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, said "Mr. Simpson is a completely free man now."

As Ritter noted, Simpson has a lengthy history of legal issues. 

In 1995, he was acquitted of two counts of murder in the 1994 killing of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her partner Ron Goldman. However, Simpson was found liable for the deaths in civil court in 1997.

He served nine years in prison for the robbery in which he led five men into a confrontation with sports collectible dealers in an effort to retrieve personal mementos he said were previously stolen. He was released on parole in October 2017.

Simpson was initially scheduled for parole discharge in Sept. 2022, but it has been moved up multiple times for good behavior. Since his release, he has lived in a gated community in Las Vegas, per Ritter.

The Hall of Famer played in the NFL from 1969-79 for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers after winning the Heisman Trophy at USC.