That after nine years in the Nevada State Prison for armed robbery and kidnapping.
The prison decided to release him after mid night so there would be less media around.So he was set free after all the paper work after 3 a.m.
Not many were waiting outside for him.
The press was still deeply involved in the nearby Las Vegas Massacre the night before, so that further diminished interest in his return to the real world.
We all know the story…
Simpson’s criminal escapades sparked arguably the biggest media sensation of the last century – at least from a criminal trial standpoint.
The television specials and documentaries were endless after the once popular O.J. was arrested and tried for murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.
The so-called trial of the century was televised in 1995 and Simpson was found not guilty.
However by almost any honest judgement he was clearly the killer.
Then in 2007 Simpson was arrested for robbery and kidnapping after breaking into a Las Vegas hotel room with five other men. He was armed and took back some of his valuable memorabilia from people who he felt had stolen the items.
All he had to do was call the police and perhaps accompany them to the hotel to try and get his items back. Instead he acted on it with his paid pals.
Clearly Las Vegas wanted payback for the murders in L.A. and judged O.J. harshly on the case.
Simpson also lost a civil case in 1997 on wrongful death brought by the Goldman and Brown families.
So in the end, O.J. the former NFL mega star and movie star did over 10 years considering that he was in custody in L.A. during his trial for over a year. Continue reading