O.J. Simpson is no longer under parole supervision in connection with his 2008 robbery conviction in Nevada, a state law enforcement official said on Tuesday, noting that the former football star’s parole obligations were lifted two months early because of good behavior.
As of Dec. 1, Mr. Simpson, 74, was granted his full freedom after four years of supervised release, Kim Yoko Smith, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Public Safety, said in an email.
The decision came one day after Mr. Simpson, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who was famously acquitted of double-murder in the 1990s, appeared before the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners for an early discharge hearing.
Mr. Simpson had been on parole since 2017 after his release from prison, where he served nine years. The sentence stemmed from an armed confrontation a decade earlier in a Las Vegas hotel room over what Mr. Simpson contended was sports memorabilia that had been stolen from him.
Mr. Simpson’s parole term was originally scheduled to expire on Feb. 9, 2022, according to law enforcement officials.
Malcolm LaVergne, a lawyer for Mr. Simpson in Las Vegas, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday, but told The Associated Press, “Mr. Simpson is a completely free man now.”
Mr. LaVergne did not comment further on the post-parole plans of Mr. Simpson, who The A.P. reported had been living in a gated community in Las Vegas.
Since his release from prison, Mr. Simpson has hit the golf course and Twitter, opining on fantasy football, politics and other topics in video posts.
It has been a stark contrast from Mr. Simpson’s days as a telegenic ambassador for the National Football League, where he was selected first in the 1969 draft by the Buffalo Bills and won four rushing titles. Nicknamed the “Juice,” he was a pitchman for Hertz and appeared in “The Naked Gun” movie franchise.
All that changed in June 1994, when Mr. Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside her Brentwood home in Los Angeles. Mr. Simpson, a prime suspect, led the police on an hourslong slow-speed pursuit in a white Ford Bronco that was chronicled on live television by news helicopters before surrendering.
Mr. Simpson was later acquitted of the double-murder after a nearly nine-month trial that captivated the nation. In 1997, he was held liable in a lawsuit for the deaths of Ms. Simpson and Mr. Goldman, whose estates he owed $33.5 million.
In 2007, Mr. Simpson and a group of other men, two of them carrying guns, went to the Las Vegas hotel room of a sports memorabilia dealer and took hundreds of items from him. Mr. Simpson said he was merely reclaiming property that had been stolen from him, but he was convicted in 2008 of robbery, kidnapping and other charges.
He received a prison sentence of nine to 33 years. He served the minimum.