O.J. Simpson update: pic.twitter.com/tguqv92f2f
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Orenthal James Simpson is officially a free man after being let out of the Lovelock Correctional Facility during the early hours of Sunday morning. Reportedly, the Juice is en route to Naples, Florida even though Attorney General Pam Biondi wrote a letter against Simpson’s return to the sunshine state saying, “The specter of his residing in comfort in Florida should not be an option. Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal.”
TMZ even caught up with Simpson in the back seat of a truck, as he spoke for the first time as a free man at a random gas station. When asked how it felt to be out of the pen the former USC star responded, “Man, how in the world? Y’all been stalking me? Jesus, man. I’m in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out?”
According to the New York Daily News, Simpson gobbled down two number fours from McDonalds in his first meal that hasn’t been prison food in the last decade. The 70-year-old’s lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, relayed to the outlet, “He said, It’s better than prison food, but it’s not what it’s all cracked out to be. He was happy to be eating something on the outside.”
Even though it’s been more than 20 years since he beat the trial of the century, I’m still enamored with the O.J.’s next move. In hopes Simpson once again becomes a public figure, I laid out some potential options in July when he won his parole hearing. His name is still making headlines, heck the last year’s 30 for 30 O.J: Made In America took home an Oscar.
1. Podcast/Blog –
Simpson admitted to taking a computer class in jail to get better with the technological times. The former Buffalo Bill loves to talk and with the crazy experiences he’s been through people will definitely want to listen. He could do this from the comfort of his home. We need you on Twitter, Juice!
Will O.J. Simpson make a Twitter account when he is freed in October? #OJSimpsonParole
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2. NFL Analyst on FS1 – Mr. Simpson has experience with broadcasting appearing on Monday Night Football as a color analyst from 1983-85. Could Fox Sports do the unthinkable for a ratings boost? Pair him with Skip Bayless for the culture.
3. Paid Appearances – The best way to make money, I would love to show up to places I’d go to anyway and get paid to do it. Now I’m not saying you’re going to see the 70-year-old turning up at Drai’s in Las Vegas, but maybe going to celebrity golf tournaments to play. I could also see him going the motivational speaker route talking to kids at schools or troubled youth in prisons and rehabilitation centers.
What if OJ tries to sign with Roc Nation sports?????
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) July 20, 2017
I know a lot of these are far-fetched as I see social media exploding with hilarious potential opportunities for O.J. like collaborating with JAY Z on “The Story Of O.J.” remix. Maybe prison has humbled and he really just wants to be enjoy the rest of his life with his family and playing golf with friends while riding into the sunset. Whatever he plans on doing, I hope he finds happiness after all the craziness his life has endured. It’s tough to separate this current case from the famous trial in the 90’s that resulted in the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, but he paid his dues for the Vegas robbery’s hefty sentence.
The Juice Is Loose. #OctobersVeryOwn #TheStoryOfOJ