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O.J. Simpson was released on parole after nine years in prison for armed theft.

When Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson emerges from prison as soon as Monday, he wants to move to Florida.

Though he may be free from incarceration, the former National Football League superstar still faces a massive civil settlement after being found liable in court for the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. He was granted parole in July by four members of the Nevada Board of Prisons with an effective date of "on or after October 1".

His parole release was approved unanimously earlier in July.

Two of O.J. Simpson's children live in St. Petersburg, Florida which is part of the Tampa Bay community.

It worked. Simpson signed release paperwork and disappeared into the darkness early Sunday, minutes into the first day he was eligible for release.

Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to the Florida Department of Corrections, urging it to tell Nevada officials that Florida objects to Simpson serving his parole in the southern state.

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Florida corrections officials say they had not received a parole transfer request and had not been contacted by their counterparts in Nevada.

Simpson's attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, and state Parole and Probation Capt. Shawn Arruti, who has been handling Simpson's case, did not respond to messages Sunday seeking comment.

In terms of his living conditions, he could for the time being live in Las Vegas.

Tom Scotto, one of Simpson's longtime friends, told ABC News, "All he wants to do is spend time with his family and friends and his kids. F- her", Lavergne said of Bondi in an interview with the newspaper. Simpson declined to be interviewed, saying he had done nothing since his release but sit in a auto for five hours. Keast said she had no information about where he was going.

LaVergne said Simpson "has no plans to go out in public right now". Along with a handful of accomplices, the former star broke into the room of a couple of sports memorabilia dealers.

Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 killings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The families of the victims were awarded $33.5 million after a civil suit was filed when Simpson was found not guilty. He was in prison because of armed robbery charges.