The Juice is loose —- and possibly headed to the Sunshine State.
On Wednesday, a Nevada board granted former NFL star O.J. Simpson parole for an armed robbery charge he picked up in Nevada nearly 10 years ago.
After a 90-minute hearing, four commissioners voted unanimously to free Simpson from prison as early as October 1.
The former professional football player requested to live in Florida with his family, some of which resides in Naples.
Simpson’s children live in St. Petersburg.
“Thank you, thank you,” Simpson told the parole board after hearing the news.
Simpson has spent nearly nine years behind bars after a bungled attempt to take back sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room in October 2008.
The former NFL star was charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges for the crime and was sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison.
Simpson was granted parole on some of the convictions in 2013 but was required to serve more time due to assault with a deadly weapon charges.
Now it looks like Florida has found its newest celebrity resident, who gained immense notoriety after being acquitted over the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995.
The trial quickly evolved into a media frenzy and was one of the most widely publicized legal hearings in American history.
A jury found Simpson not guilty over the crime, but he was found liable in a civil lawsuit brought by Goldman’s family.
This won’t be the first time Simpson has called Florida home. Before his conviction, he most recently resided in Miami, but Simpson could bounce around the state with several family members if he elects to return to Florida.
Simpson joked with parole members about his departure from Nevada Thursday morning.
“I could easily stay in Nevada but I don’t think you guys want me here,” Simpson said.
“No comment here,” said the chairwoman of the parole commission board.
Simpson, 70, will now spend his final few weeks behind bars before heading to Florida as early as October 1.