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O.J. Simpson is out of prison

Former football star O.J. Simpson was released from prison in Nevada Sunday after nine years behind bars. Simpson, now 70, was serving a sentence for a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas. He was granted parole in late July, telling the parole hearing board he has basically "spent a conflict-free life."

Brooke Keast, a representative of the Nevada Department of Corrections, spoke with Simpson on his way out. "I told him, 'Don't 'come back,' and he responded, 'I don't intend to,'" she said. "He was upbeat, personable, and seemed happy to get on with his life." Keast said she did not know who picked him up or where he was heading. Simpson will be subject to up to five years of parole supervision.

After a high-profile trial in 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. Prior to that, he played for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers and acted in several films.