For the first time since being released from prison on Sunday, famed veteran football player O.J. Simpson has addressed the public.

Simpson left prison shortly after midnight and was picked up by an unidentified person, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections said, according to PEOPLE.

“I told him, ‘Don’t ‘come back,’ and he responded, ‘I don’t intend to,’ ” Brooke Keast told CNN. “He was upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life.”

The 70-year-old was released at that particular time to avoid creating a media frenzy, Keast said.

“Our biggest concern was our safety and the public’s safety and not wanting anybody, paparazzi, to follow him,” she said. “He left through a big blue door through the front gatehouse and exited quietly. He looked down because he didn’t want to be photographed.”

Following his release, Simpson spoke with the media at a gas station, video obtained by the New York Post shows.

“I’m in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out?” he said. “I’ve been in nowhere U.S.A. for the last nine years doing nothing. Nothing has changed in my life. What do you expect?”


When asked where he was headed, Simpson had this to say.

“None of your business.”

The juice is loose!