OJ Simpson could move to Naples; Pam Bondi opposes him coming to Florida

Posted at 10:47 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 07:41:16-04

Now that OJ Simpson is out of prison - where he spent 9 years for kidnapping and armed robbery charges in Nevada - he could decide to move to Naples.

His friend Thomas Scotto, who has a home in the Enclave gated community, has invited the former football star to come live in Naples.

"He's my best friend," Scotto told Fox 4 in July, just before Simpson was granted parole.

"He wants to come to Florida and golf all over our state," said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. "I don't want that to happen."

Bondi is troubled by Simpson's background, citing his 1995 trial for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

"He lied in that hearing when he said that he's had no violent acts," Bondi said. "He's a peaceful person? I don't think anybody in the world knows that's true. Listen to Nicole Brown Simpson's 911 call weeks before the murder."

"When it's OJ Simpson, it's very political," Scotto said in July.

Reached by phone Sunday, Scotto said he was with Simpson, saying only that the former NFL star was in a transitional phase after just getting out of prison.  

Some in Naples said Simpson would be welcome to the community.

"I know the gentleman likes to play the game of golf," said Ed Clayton of Naples. "He will be highly visible, and I think it will be positive for the community."