O.J. Simpson is a free man.
The 70-year-old former football star was released from prison just after midnight on Sunday morning after serving a minimum requirement of nine out of 33 years in jail for a 2007 botched armed robbery in Las Vegas. He had been granted parole in July.
"The Nevada Department of Corrections, in an effort to ensure public safety and reduce the potential for incident, released Orenthal James Simpson #1027820, on October 1, 2017, at 12:08 AM from Lovelock Correctional Center," read a message posted on the jail's Facebook page early Sunday, alongside a photo of him in a waiting room and signing paperwork and a video showing him leaving the facility.
Upon his release, O.J. was picked up by an unidentified friend, a spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Corrections told CNN.