OJ Simpson's lawyer reveals what ex-NFL star is looking forward to after prison release

Georgie Darling
Georgie Darling
Simpson is serving a nine to 33 year prison term for a 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. (Jason Bean/Reno Gazette-Journal-Pool Photo/Getty)

The lawyer for OJ Simpson has revealed what the ex-NFL star is looking forward to ahead of his prison release next week.

The ex-American football star is currently “making arrangements” to leave once he is eligible to do so from Sunday.

His lawyer, Michael LaVergne, told Good Morning America what Simpson is likely to do first when he becomes a free man once again, after spending nine years behind bars.

“October 1st falls on a Sunday.” LaVergne said, “I think it’s going to be highly unlikely that the Nevada Department of Corrections is going to have any type of resources to be able to transport Mr. Simpson anywhere.”

O.J. Simpson appears in court for a preliminary hearing on November 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty)

Mr LaVergne said that while nothing has been finalised yet, Simpson, 70, is looking forward to enjoying “the very simple pleasures” of life, including eating seafood, steak and buying an iPhone.

He was granted parole in July to leave the Nevada Department of Corrections facility on 1 October, but it is thought the process could take a few days.

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Simpson was jailed in 2008 following an armed robbery and kidnapping case.

He was initially acquitted of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, before being found liable for their deaths in a civil court.

O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. (July 20)

The case has been described as ‘the most publicised’ criminal trial in history and lasted for 11 months.

Before his incarceration, Simpson was the object of a low-speed pursuit, which gained enough traction to interrupt national coverage of the 1994 NBA finals.

No further arrests were made after his acquittal, and a 2016 poll found 83% of white Americans and 57% of black Americans believe Simpson was guilty of the crime.

 

 

 

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