OJ Simpson 'bored to tears' in prison after being granted parole, lawyer says

O.J. Simpson could be released as early as Oct. 1.

"It was a little bit of a bummer for him for the first few weeks, maybe even a month," Simpson's attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, told KTNV. "But ultimately, his spirits have picked up and he's getting more and more excited," LaVergne said.

LaVergne said he doesn't know when his client will be released, but added that he anticipates Simpson's parole will go smoothly.

Simpson, who was granted parole in July following nine years in Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada, could be released as early as Oct. 1. The imprisoned former NFL player was sentenced to prison following an arrest in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas, when he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He contended the memorabilia and other personal items belonged to him.

Simpson was found liable for the killings in a 1997 civil trial. He has always maintained his innocence.

Ron Goldman's father and sister, Fred and Kim Goldman, said in a new statement that they will continue pursuing the judgment awarded to them in the civil trial -- an amount they say has climbed to $60 million.

After the parole hearing, Fred Goldman said on "Good Morning America," "It was never about the money [in the civil case.] It was punishment, and we didn't have the opportunity to see him go to jail or death row for murder, but he got a judgment against him and honoring that judgment or making him honor the judgment is the only punishment that we can get from him."

ABC News' Jim Vojtech and Nicole Pelletiere contributed to this report.