OJ Simpson walked out of a Nevada prison early this morning after serving 9 for armed robbery and kidnapping. Before he even stepped out of the prison, a Jamaican representative made it clear that OJ Simpson will be very welcomed in Jamaica.
On Saturday, Managing Director of Jamaican Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweaney, sent a letter to the Nevada Department of Corrections insisting that the agency tell OJ Simpson that he is very welcome in Jamaica.
“Jamaicans are well aware of Mr. Simpson’s background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others but he will fit right in with us. His money will get him unlimited joy and happiness from our young women as 85% of them are into prostitution. We know he was found civilly liable for two murders but we do have the most murderers per capita running around,” Sweaney said in the letter, according to The Jamaican Gleaner. “Our country will be paradise for this convicted criminal.”
Simpson, who played 11 NFL seasons and had acting and broadcasting career after he retired from football, had previous run-ins with authorities. In October 1995, he was acquitted in the double-murder of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, 16 months after he was first charged. In February 1997, a civil jury found Simpson liable in the wrongful death of Brown Simpson and Goldman, and he was ordered to pay $33.5 million to the victims’ families.
Simpson has been incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada since 2008 after he was sentenced to 33 years in prison — nine years minimum — for multiple charges, which included burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. Simpson was granted parole on July 20 by four members of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners.
Omar Sweaney will make a lot of Jamaicans angry for his comments but he has been doing a lot of that lately.