O.J. Simpson is spending the rest of his prison term in protective custody.

His attorney, Malcolm Lavergne, tells CBS “This Morning,” there have been threats made against Simpson. The 70-year-old former USC and Buffalo Bills running back was granted parole last week after serving almost 9 years of a 33-year sentence for his 2008 conviction on armed robbery charges in Nevada.

Lavergne said that society has taken its “pound of flesh” from Simpson. His conviction came more than a decade after his acquittal in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and friend Ron Goldman.

A spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections says Simpson has been moved out of general population at Lovelock Correctional Center for his own safety so that no one tries to quote, “make a name for themselves.

Simpson could be released as soon as October 1st.