O.J. Simpson’s first day out of prison after nine years was spent playing golf and lounging at his new residence in Las Vegas.
Simpson, 70, started Monday off with some putting on his backyard green, and later visited with his daughter Arnelle, 48, according to the Daily Mail.
The felon stopped at a gas station around 6 a.m. Sunday, right after his release. Simpson reportedly appeared visibly irritated when a cameraman approached him with questions while he sat in the back seat of an SUV driven by friend Tom Scotto. The two were on their way to Las Vegas, where Simpson will be required to stay unless otherwise directed by a parole officer.
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Simpson asked the camerman if they were stalking him, and got snappy when asked how it felt to finally be out of prison.
“I been in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out? I been in nowhere USA for the last nine years doing nothing. Nothing has changed in my life! What do you guys – I mean, what do you guys expect? There’s nothing changed.”
Paparazzi already annoying O.J. Simpson 😂 pic.twitter.com/MjA573RWGd
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Later that night, tragedy struck when a shooter targeted a music festival in Las Vegas in what is now considered the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. A confused Simpson asked his lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, what was happening, and LaVergne responded by making light of the devastation.
“I spoke to him this morning, and he was ‘What the heck is going on?’ And I said, ‘Well, I hope nobody tries to pin any of this on you.'”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, LaVergne said earlier that Simpson’s plans for post-prison included surf and turf and the new iPhone; he was locked away two months after the first version came out in 2007.
Pictures of Simpson from Monday seem to show that he’s done just that.
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LaVergne also said that he’s concerned about his client accidentally violating his parole because of the amount of publicity he will likely receive in the time following his release.
“That is a concern of mine, and it really is the ultimate concern of the Nevada Department of Corrections because they’re the ones who are going to have to properly get this thing done with Mr. Simpson. I do believe that all these things are being done for Mr. Simpson’s safety concerns so that we don’t have these chases, we don’t have helicopters and we don’t have all these things.”
Simpson plans to return to Florida if he can get approved by a parole officer. He reportedly has over $400,000 waiting for him from his NFL pension that built up over his time in prison.
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