‘Nothing has changed in my life’: O.J. Simpson speaks after release from prison
By Sewe Ishola,
One of the most controversial inmates of America’s prisons, O.J Simpson has been released from prison.
OJ Simpson, who was arrested over a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas was released from prison early Sunday morning.
Later on Sunday after his released, Simpson talked with a paprazzo when stopped at a gas station, according to a video obtained by the New York Post.
“I’m in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out?” he said wrily. “I’ve been in nowhere U.S.A. for the last nine years doing nothing. Nothing has changed in my life. What do you expect?”
When asked where he was going he answered, “None of your business.”
In July, Simpson was granted parole after serving nearly nine years behind bars. During his highly publicized parole hearing, the four Nevada parole board commissioners present unanimously voted for his early release, citing the support Simpson had from his family and his disciplinary-free record while in prison, where he also took anti-violence classes.
Although he is no longer in prison, Simpson will remain on parole until Sept. 29, 2022. The former Buffalo Bills player will have to adhere to the conditions set by the Nevada parole board, which include banning him from consuming alcohol in large quantities or hanging out with ex-convicts or people who engage in criminal activity.
More than 20 years ago, Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, in Los Angeles in 1994.
In a statement previously issued to PEOPLE, Goldman’s sister, Kim, and his father, Ron, explain that “while we respect the Nevada Parole Board’s decision to release Simpson, it’s still difficult for us knowing he will be a free man again.