O.J. Simpson, 70-year-old former NFL running back, has become a very well-known name following his professional football career and the infamous murder trial in 1995. Simpson was previously accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her good friend Ron Goldman. He was found not guilty on both counts of murder although many, to this day, still have reason to believe he actually committed the crime.
However, in 2007, he was arrested in Las Vegas after being involved in a kidnapping and armed robbery. He was reportedly attempting to retrieve some of his property including sports memorabilia, but was sentenced 9 to 33 years in prison under the charges. Since his sentencing in 2008, he has been serving prison time in Lovelock, Nevada.
In July of 2017, the former football star was granted parole during a public court hearing that received a massive amount of media attention, much like the 1995 murder trial. Simpson is set to be released at the beginning of October.
Following his release, Simpson’s hope is to reside in Florida with the rest of his family. However, according to multiple sources, Simpson faced troubling news on Friday, September 29th, only days before his release—he may not get the chance to live in the same state as his family members.
ABC News revealed that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a detailed letter to the state’s Department of Corrections, which was released to the public on Friday. Ultimately, Bondi is fighting against Simpson’s relocation to the Sunshine State.
She requested to, "Immediately notify all authorities of Nevada that Florida objects to granting Simpson permission to relocate to Florida to serve parole," believing that Simpson being allowed in Florida “should not be an option.”
TMZ stated the reasonings for Bondi's urgent request—lack of remorse for his crimes, his conviction of spousal battery of Nicole Simpson, continuous destructive behavior that has been publicized, and many others. Additionally, his presence could potentially become a "burden" to law enforcement.
A final decision has not yet been made. It is possible that this information will not be known until his actual release from prison.
This news comes shortly after O.J. Simpson made headlines for being banned by his Alma Mater—the University of Southern California (USC). The head coach announced that the once star college football player will not be welcomed on campus at the request of the University.
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