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OJ Plans To Keep Low Profile After Prison Release (Photo)

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O.J. Simpson will reportedly not make it easy for the media to find him when he is released from prison.

There's a 1 in 18 chance of spotting Simpson when he's released from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, according to TMZ's calculations, based on the prison's 18 possible release points.

The former NFL star was granted parole in July, and is expected to be released in early October, reports CNN.

Prison officials are keeping Simpson's release site a secret in the interest of his safety, notes TMZ.

There is concern that if he is spotted, a chase could ensue and prison staff, bystanders and Simpson himself could be injured. "We don't want another chase on our hands," said prison official jokingly to the celebrity gossip site.

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Simpson has made it clear to prison officials that he wants to avoid the media when he exits the prison doors, according to an inside source. However, there is suspicion that O.J. might just be wanting to keep a low profile so that he can cash in with an exclusive post-prison interview.

A Nevada parole board decided on July 20 to free Simpson, who has reportedly been a model prisoner, CNN reported. "I've done my time," 70-year-old Simpson said. "I've done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can."

It would seem that an incident of alleged masturbation, reported by the New York Post in July, did not affect the parole board's decision.

According to an anonymous prison source cited by the Daily Mail, Simpson was caught masturbating in his cell, which is reportedly against the rules at Lovelock.

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"O.J. is facing a disciplinary hearing after being written up for masturbating in his prison cell," the source explained. "He was caught by a female corrections officer making her normal rounds in late June. While it's not the most serious charge to be written up for in prison, it's serious enough that any potential parole date may be delayed or his parole denied altogether."

But the four parole board members voted unanimously to grant him parole, grading him as a "low risk to reoffend."

Simpson has served nine years of a 33-year sentence for an armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, when he and an associate attempted to steal pieces of Simpson sports memorabilia at gunpoint.

"I wasn't there to hurt anybody," Simpson explained. "I just wanted my personal things, and I realize now that was stupid of me. I am sorry … I've spent nine years making no excuses about anything. I am sorry that things turned out the way they did. I had no intent to commit a crime."

Sources: TMZ, CNN, New York Post, Daily Mail / Featured Image: Lovelock Correctional Center / Embedded Images: Getty via TMZ, miss_millions/Flickr

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