Video also showed Simpson leaving the department of corrections in the early morning, being told to "come on out" by a prison staffer and responding "OK".
The 70-year-old former National Football League star and actor was freed from the Lovelock Correctional Center just after midnight local time (3:08 a.m. ET) "in an effort to ensure public safety and reduce the potential for incident", Nevada Department of Corrections said.
While Simpson said at his parole hearing that he meant to live with a friend in Florida upon his release, the Florida Department of Corrections has not received the required paperwork that would allow him to do so.
O.J. Simpson, acquitted of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend after the "Trial of the Century", was released early on Sunday from a prison in Nevada, where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel. Prior to his recent jail stint, the father-of-five was mostly associated with his trial and acquittal for the murders of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, in 1995.
"One hundred percent Mr. Simpson will be able to move to Florida", he said Sunday.
"He's not going to hide", Scotto said, as noted by CNN. Simpson was later found liable in a civil case for the slayings in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5 million. He was reportedly picked up by an unidentified friend.
"We needed to do this to ensure public safety and to avoid any possible incident", Keast said.
As a parolee, Simpson will have to meet a number of conditions set by the Nevada parole board. "He's a very positive guy and he just wants to move forward", Scotto said. "The specter of his residing in comfort in Florida should not be an option". According to Brooke Keast, the Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman said he seemed to be in good spirits.
A Nevada prison official says O.J. Simpson, the former football legend and Hollywood star, has been released from a Nevada prison in Lovelock after serving nine years for armed robbery.
His intended destination is unknown, but he told the parole board that he plans on moving to Florida to be with friends and family.