OJ Simpson's Life After Prison Isn't What It Appears

By Michael Harthorne

December 2, 2017

"He’s a senior citizen, he is enjoying his life, and he’s just breathing, learning to exhale after being in jail for a decade," attorney Malcolm LaVergne says of his client. 

But others say OJ Simpson, released from prison Oct. 1 after nearly nine years, is wearing a mask to hide serious rage, Variety reports in a look at Simpson's new post-prison life. By all appearances, the 70-year-old Simpson is doing well. 

He "devoured two combo meals" at McDonald's immediately upon release. He's living in a $1.8 million home in a planned community in western Las Vegas and learning to use an iPhone from his daughter. And he's swarmed for selfies and autographs when he stops by his favorite bar for a martini. LaVergne says Simpson, at first fearing he would be a pariah, "has been blown away" by people's positive reaction to him, comparing Simpson to Donald Trump.

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