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NFL: Vikings WR Jerome Simpson Arrested on Suspicion of DWI
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NFL: Vikings WR Jerome Simpson Arrested on Suspicion of DWI

Nov 10 2013, 8:36pm CST | by

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). According to Joy Powell and Chip Scoggins of the Minnesota Star Tribune,...

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NFL: Vikings WR Jerome Simpson Arrested on Suspicion of DWI

Nov 10 2013, 8:36pm CST | by

NFL: Vikings WR Jerome Simpson Arrested on Suspicion of DWI Photo Credit: Getty Images

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). 

According to Joy Powell and Chip Scoggins of the Minnesota Star Tribune, Simpson "was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving after a state trooper responded to a stalled car blocking lanes on Interstate 394 out of downtown Minneapolis at 4:03 a.m., a patrol spokesman said."  

Simpson came out of his Dodge Charger showed signs of intoxication and had slurred speech. He also failed a field sobriety test, resulting in his arrest. 

When Simpson was taken into custody at Hennepin County Jail at approximately 5:39 a.m CT, he refused a breath test, per Lt. Eric Roeske. He was eventually released at around 1 p.m. after posting a $12,000 bond.

He said he went to a bar known as the Pour House along Hennepin Avenue but denied he had been consuming alcohol. 

The Vikings released a statement about the incident which reads,"The Vikings are aware of the matter involving Jerome Simpson. We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time." 

This is not the first time Simpson has gotten in trouble with the law.

While with the Cincinnati Bengals, he spent 15 days in prison and was given a three-year probation after 2.5 pounds of marijuana were sent to his home in Kentucky. Authorities later found an additional pound inside his residence. 

Simpson was suspended by the NFL for three games in 2012, his first in Minnesota, after he violated the league's substance abuse policy. 

ESPN's Ben Goesseling then penned his thoughts about the Simpson incident Nov. 9. 

"His future with the team, and in the league, could be in jeopardy, given the fact Simpson was already on probation in the state of Kentucky and would likely be viewed by the league as a repeat offender after his drug-related suspension last year. That could lead to a four-game ban this time."

Simpson joins fullback Jerome Felton, quarterback Rhett Bomar and safety Tyrell Johnson as Vikings players who were arrested in recent years for drunk driving.

Prior to his latest arrest, Simpson, who is earning $2.1 million this year, had 33 receptions and 491 receiving yards for the Vikings, who, at 2-7, are currently in last place in the NFC North division.  

 

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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