OJ Simpson Is a Free Man Again

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(CNN) – OJ Simpson ended his probation period last week, according to a statement from the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

OJ Simpson had been on parole after being released from prison in 2017 for a kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2007.

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His probation was scheduled to end on February 9.

On November 30, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners held an “early discharge hearing” for Simpson, after receiving a written recommendation from the Nevada Division of Parole, according to the press release.

A statement from the board and division says that “the decision to grant early release from parole was upheld on December 6.”

In July 2017, the parole board voted unanimously to release OJ Simpson after he served about nine years of a 33-year sentence. He was released in October of that year.

During the 2007 robbery, he was part of a group that raided a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint. Simpson, who was with the Buffalo Bills in the 1970s and is the 21st leading running back in NFL history, said the items belonged to him.

Simpson spent his entire life in the limelight, first for his athletic prowess in college and the NFL, then as an actor and pitcher, and then as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and his friend Ron Goldman.

His Los Angeles murder trial was called “the trial of the century” and sparked years of debate over race and the court system.

OJ Simpson has pleaded “100% innocent” and assembled a team of famous local and national attorneys. He was finally acquitted in 1995, but two years later he lost a civil trial. He was ordered to pay $ 33.5 million in damages.

CNN’s Paul Vercammen and Faith Karimi contributed to this report.

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