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O.J. Simpson Released From Prison After Serving 9 Years. What’s Next?


O.J. Simpson Released From Prison After Serving 9 Years. What’s Next? 

If ever there was a story of falling from grace and destroying your life and others through a sense of entitlement, O.J. Simpson would be the poster boy.  He was a footbath legend and seemed to have it all.  He was revered as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, legendary college football career, commercial endorsements, acting and broadcasting credits, a beautiful home and adoring children.  All that changed for Simpson in 1994 when his ex-wife and her friend were found stabbed to death and he became the primary suspect.  The trial will go down in infamy as the biggest soap opera of injustice with it ending in the shocker verdict of Simpson being found not guilty. But he messed up again.  In his arrogant thinking that he was still above the law, he went to jail for trying to steal back his football memorabilia at gunpoint in 2007.

Simpson was released from prison at 12:08 a.m. PT from Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada.  State prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast told The Associated Press she didn’t know where Simpson was immediately headed in his first hours of freedom.  “I don’t have any information on where he’s going.”  Simpson attorney Malcolm Lavergne said Simpson’s immediate plans were to “reacclimate to normal life … enjoying the very simple pleasures … having good food, enjoying time with family, friends, catching up on technology, trying to get through all of that, wearing regular clothes again.”  Simpson also had no immediate plans to talk to media.

Simpson has said he wants to move back to Florida, where he lived before his armed robbery conviction.  The Florida Department of Corrections, however, said officials had not received a transfer request or required documents and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said the state didn’t want him.  “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.” Unlike the last time he went free, 22 years ago, he will face restrictions — up to five years of parole supervision and he’s unlikely to escape public scrutiny as the man who morphed from charismatic football hero, movie star and TV personality into suspected killer and then convicted armed robber.  Of course, there is that offer of working at the Bunny Prostitution Ranch in Nevada?

Susan Z’s Conclusion:

Well he paid his dues to society for his 2007 robbery but if the atonement will ever come for the suspected murder of his wife, he is the only who knows the truth.  Only time will tell if prison time and being up there in age now, will have him settle into a quiet life of futile obscurity or mess up again.

Ten of Pentacles:

Financial security and support of family and friends.  I feel this card is very apropos for what Simpson is looking for now.  To be able to do what he wants with who he wants and have people around him that still support him.’

King of Wands: Inverted (Upside Down)

A man of action and passionate about everything he does.  Pulled inverted, I believe this represents his passion gone negative in the form of an uncontrolled, raging temper in which he acted upon.

Knight of Cups: Inverted

Romantic dreamer who is sometimes not grounded in reality.  I feel this represents Simpson hoping that he can now have a normal life.  Not going to happen!  He carries the stigma of man who possibly got away with murder and an ex-convict who shows no remorse whatsoever for either incident.

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