OJ Simpson has lined up dinner and a date following his release from prison next week.
Malcolm LaVergne, the attorney for the soon-to-be-paroled felon, said in an interview with ABC News on Friday that Simpson will be grabbing himself some surf and turf as one of his first orders of business after nine years spent behind bars at the Lovelock Correctional Facility.
The unemployed and near-bankrupt football star is also planning on getting the new iPhone said LaVergne, with the $999 price tag on Apple’s latest creation apparently not an issue for Simpson.
Moving on: OJ Simpson’s lawyer Malcolm LaVergne opened up about his client’s post-prison plans in an interview on Friday (Simpson above in July)
Simple pleasures: ‘He wants to eat seafood; he wants to eat steak. He wants to enjoy the very simple pleasures that he hasn’t enjoyed in nine years,’ said LaVergne (file photo of some surf and turf above)
‘He wants to go to Florida, he wants to see his family and hug his family on the outside of prison,’ said LaVergne.
‘He wants to eat seafood; he wants to eat steak. He wants to enjoy the very simple pleasures that he hasn’t enjoyed in nine years.’
Lavergrne then went on to reveal Simpson’s plan to purchase the new iPhone, which will be released in November.
‘So he wants to enjoy those very simple pleasures, and he wants to do that in Florida,’ explained LaVergne.
The attorney also voiced his concerns for his client, and fears that he could end up violating his parole unintentionally due to the onslaught of publicity he will be receiving after his release.
‘That is a concern of mine, and it really is the ultimate concern of the Nevada Department of Corrections because they’re the ones who are going to have to properly get this thing done with Mr. Simpson,’ said LaVergne.
‘I do believe that all these things are being done for Mr. Simpson’s safety concerns so that we don’t have these chases, we don’t have helicopters and we don’t have all these things.’
LaVergrne said Simpson plans to purchase the $999 iPhoneX(above) as well
Then, in a remarkably crass move, LaVergne took aim at the Goldman family, who were awarded $30 million in their civil case against Simpson after he was acquitted of all criminal charges.
‘It might as well be $6 billion, it just doesn’t matter,’ explained LaVergne.
‘This is why you don’t sue judgment-proof people in private-party civil lawsuits.’
He went on to state: ‘They can do whatever they want … That doesn’t affect Mr. Simpson’s life; it doesn’t affect my life. And as long as they limit their conduct to collecting on lawsuits and getting their media publicity, I’m fine with that.’
Simpson has already been getting some extra protection behind bars in the weeks before his release.
A spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Corrections told DailyMail.com back in July that Simpson has been removed from the general population at Lovelock and placed in a separate area of the prison for his ow protections.
The decision to move Simpson, 70, was made by the staff at Lovelock, and was not the result of any immediate threat.
The former football great was granted parole in July after nine years in prison.
Simpson celebrated the decision of the prison board with his four guests in attendance that day: LaVergne, his close friend Tom Scotto, his sister Shirley Baker, and his daughter Arnelle.
He began grinning from ear-to-ear as soon as the board announced their decision, then made his way back into the prison where he will remain incarcerated until Sunday or Monday.
It was revealed during the hearing that Simpson would be returning to Florida if released, with the convicted felon joking that he did not think the state of Nevada wanted him to stick around after completing his prison sentence.
The football star will also have a sizable nest egg waiting for him, having made over $400,000 from his NFL pension in the time since he has been in prison.