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Jerome Simpson not at practice Thursday


Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson was detained Tuesday, along with teammate Anthony Collins, after police intercepted a package delivered to Simpson’s home that contained 2.5 pounds of marijuana.  Authorities found another six pounds of the leafy green non-vegetable in Simpson’s residence.

Simpson and Collins both attended practice on Wednesday.  On Thursday, Collins was there.  Simpson wasn’t.

Per WLWT, Simpson’s whereabouts were unknown.

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio, coach Marvin Lewis did not elaborate on the situation, other than to claim that Collins was not involved.

“We don’t know anything, so we’re going to continue to be supportive of those guys,” tackle Andrew Whitworth said, via WLWT.  “This is a football team, and we talk about all being in together and we talk about supporting each other, so this is another instance where we’re going to do that.

“There’s no distractions. We know how to deal with situations that come up from time to time. . . . Don’t make judgments, try not to be critical,” defensive end Frostee Rucker said, also via WLWT.

Still, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill DUI, marijuana possession, and/or domestic abuse situation.  It involves enough pot and supplies to suggest that someone was distributing pot, not just selling it.  It is a distraction, and it will be a distraction.

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54 Responses to “Jerome Simpson not at practice Thursday”
  1. vaporiizz3r says: Sep 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    HaHaHa…Why not its the Bengals right?

  2. raythestabber says: Sep 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    Deny Deny Deny! Then let your friends take the fall, trust me on this one

  3. h3min1230 says: Sep 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    What a Dope.

  4. melikefootball says: Sep 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    Must be someting in the water in Bungal land. Year in and year out here comes the judge.

  5. jpmelon says: Sep 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    8.5 lbs. is a huge deal……someone is going to do allot of time……and nobody will trust this guy now that the story has been published… he isn’t going to be able to snitch on anyone to reduce the sentence.

  6. humb0lt says: Sep 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    The cannabis intercepted at Simpson’s home was mailed from Eureka (Humboldt County), CA. Is Simpson in the business of distributing Nor Cal’s No. 1 cash crop in Kentucky on the side?

    Simpson has been a productive target for Andy Dalton in the young season, 8 grabs averaging 22.5 yards per.

    If Simpson doesn’t play Sunday it will definitely help the 49ers, whose secondary can hardly cover themselves in bed. An odd coincidence give San Fran is sort of the gateway to California’s Emerald Triangle (Mendocino, Humboldt & Trinity counties), the largest cannabis-producing region in the nation.

  7. tweener702 says: Sep 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    When keeping it real goes bad.

  8. 14whodey18 says: Sep 22, 2011 1:56 PM

    Score another one for the Feds….What’s that make the score now??

    Feds 25
    Clinkgals 0

    I would say I’m surprised, but unfortunately, I’m not.

  9. im4cincy says: Sep 22, 2011 2:01 PM

    In the Cincy area we have known about this for over 24 hours… figured you guys would have been all over this like the outstanding journalists you are……

  10. jimbobobjr says: Sep 22, 2011 2:02 PM

    He was home wakin and bakin

  11. polishkingski says: Sep 22, 2011 2:03 PM

    not only is he screwed with the amount but i will bet he had at least one gun in the crib and probably grow lights or a hydro set up. he is in trouble and i do feel bad for him. legalize already!

  12. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 22, 2011 2:03 PM

    Honestly, it’s ONLY 8.5 pounds of weed… lol

    Yeahhhhh, Bengals!

  13. august1969 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:07 PM

    didn’t he live with his cousin?

  14. supashug says: Sep 22, 2011 2:09 PM

    “There’s no distractions. We know how to deal with situations that come up from time to time. . .

    ummmmm, yes there are

  15. AlanSaysYo says: Sep 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    Hilarious. Make it in the NFL. Keep selling pot. Disappear when people find out about it.

  16. dreno322 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    I’d cut him now! Then the distraction goes away…If the court is anything like Jerome, they’ll “DROP” the charges! LMFAO

  17. bigbeefyd says: Sep 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    Legalize it. Problem solved.

  18. jpmelon says: Sep 22, 2011 2:12 PM

    @ im4cincy

    I love to bash PFT when they are late on something….but this story is clearly speaking about Simpson not being at practice TODAY….how is it that “everyone in Cincy knew about that 24 hours ago”?

  19. mezanine10 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:13 PM

    Simpson just needs to tell the police that the marijuana is not his. He’s just holding it for a friend. That usually works.

  20. cdngatorfan says: Sep 22, 2011 2:14 PM

    Considering the quantity, it should be interesting to see how Goodell handles this one if either of these guys are convicted.

  21. kd75 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:16 PM

    Come on. That’s only 3,850 dime bags…

  22. gi141 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:16 PM

    At what point do you look down at your 2.5lb bag of weed and say, “Hey, we’re getting low, better order another 6lbs”?

  23. buckybadger says: Sep 22, 2011 2:18 PM

    I am not against pot. Hell they called me Dimebag in college [more because of me playing guitar and a Pantera fan] and I have a license for it here in Denver but this guy is simply a moron. For starters even the league minimum pays 4 times as much than he would make doing this. Probably 10 times because he didn’t have that much. 6 or 8 pounds is a lot but distribution purposes it isn’t anything. Funny he is selling this stuff out of his home and I go to a store and pick what I want from a dozen different kinds and can buy butter, keefbooster energy drinks, CheebaChews and anything else you could imagine.

  24. bleedgreen11 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:20 PM

    FFUUU simpson I was planning on you makin a killin if fantasy points, you better get your high butt on the field sunday.

  25. thegonz13 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:20 PM

    Instead of “Crazy Train” or “Start Me Up”, they’re going to play “Because I Got High” at Paul Brown Stadium!

  26. CowboyErik says: Sep 22, 2011 2:21 PM

    OMG, pounds and pounds, insane! Why risk it?

  27. arodg12 says: Sep 22, 2011 2:22 PM

    Who the hell is Frostee Rucker?

  28. bigdaddybullwhip says: Sep 22, 2011 2:25 PM

    In a sign of solidarity the Bengals have moved the kickoff to 4:20pm

  29. jimbobobjr says: Sep 22, 2011 2:26 PM

    Who dey thinks gonna not do jail time

  30. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 22, 2011 2:32 PM

    humb0lt says:
    Sep 22, 2011 1:52 PM
    The cannabis intercepted at Simpson’s home was mailed from Eureka (Humboldt County), CA.

    Any chance this was a set up by a desperate Niners fan?

  31. citizenstrange says: Sep 22, 2011 2:35 PM

    Where’s Tedy Bruschi when you need him?

  32. asublimeday says: Sep 22, 2011 2:36 PM

    Maybe he forgot to show up…

  33. polishrod says: Sep 22, 2011 2:39 PM

    “Hi Jerome, this is Roger Goodell, I understand you may have run into some legal problems recently”

    “Yo Rog, wasssssup Dog. You want the same order as last time??”

  34. wheresmyjuice says: Sep 22, 2011 2:45 PM


  35. typicaleaglesfan says: Sep 22, 2011 2:47 PM

    He was gonna go to practice but then he got high

  36. m2karateman says: Sep 22, 2011 2:50 PM

    Legalizing it now doesn’t change the fact that Simpson knew it was illegal. The guy is an NFL player, getting paid more money than most of us will see in a 10 year period, and that’s still not enough.

    But it’s the Bengals, so they’ll not only keep him, but give him a new contract.

  37. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 22, 2011 2:56 PM

    arodg12 says:
    Sep 22, 2011 2:22 PM
    Who the hell is Frostee Rucker?


    Cincy’s team ice cream man. Guy does a great job.

  38. thejuddstir says: Sep 22, 2011 2:57 PM

    Goodell must be pulling his hair out over this one, LOL

  39. ttommytom says: Sep 22, 2011 2:58 PM

    Actually one gram over 15 pounds is the magic number.

    I’m retired from chasing these people around. If Simpson wasn’t famous, this would be a non story.

    It IS run of the mill regardless of which side of the law you’re playing.

  40. thegonz13 says: Sep 22, 2011 3:00 PM

    “We know how to deal with these situations from time to time…”
    -Frostee Rucker

    Dude, in Cincinnati, it’s a recurring theme, not a “situation from time to time”!

  41. duncanthecat says: Sep 22, 2011 3:00 PM

    If I had 8 lbs of high grade pot delivered to my home, I also would not be at practice.


  42. grogansheroes says: Sep 22, 2011 3:03 PM

    It’s only for his own personal use. He has glaucoma, as does the rest of his teammates.

  43. fastrichie says: Sep 22, 2011 3:06 PM

    Maybe he decided to “wake n bake” and didn’t feel like going to practice ….

  44. jasnite says: Sep 22, 2011 3:30 PM

    LMMFHO@ bigdaddybullwhip:

    In a sign of solidarity the Bengals have moved the kickoff to 4:20pm……

    Thats some funny S–T there….

  45. scoobyscraps says: Sep 22, 2011 3:52 PM

    Apparently, Jerome Simpson was just spotted outside of Sam’s Club selling “delicious brownies” to anyone that was interested. Side note….Andre Smith came out of the club and promptly purchased 4 dozen.

    As a Bengals fan, I have to just start laughing at this stuff or it will drive me crazy! Laughter is the best medicine…of course, I have not tried Jerome’s, so it’s tough to say.

  46. flyeaglefly says: Sep 22, 2011 4:58 PM

    And with this news, that football genius Mike Brown is probably adding Simpson to his Fantasy Team this minute…

  47. barklikeadog says: Sep 22, 2011 5:51 PM

    Maybe it was part of a brilliant bungles promotion: free dime bag with purchase of ticket to our NOT sold out home opener! Damn federalie’s! This is actually getting sad – starting to feel sorry for those poor folk down thar by the river!

  48. barklikeadog says: Sep 22, 2011 7:22 PM

    Awww c’mon bungleguy, say somethin I know you’re reading this. You all right???

  49. richm2256 says: Sep 22, 2011 7:26 PM

    coach Marvin Lewis did not elaborate on the situation, other than to claim that Collins was not involved.

    Collins is at the home of a teammate who has 8 pounds of pot and is there when the bust goes down …… and YOU say he’s not involved????

    Typically clueless Lewis.

  50. colt13 says: Sep 22, 2011 8:29 PM

    Anybody that knows Frostee Rucker’s history with women(worse than Big Ben) should know that he shouldn’t be speaking publically for anybody.

  51. dreno322 says: Sep 22, 2011 8:42 PM

    Memo to M. Brown…Cut Simpson, Benson and m. Lewis (The Warden)…and don’t leave out A. Jones. let’s please move the F&^%# on! I don’t care if we go 1-15…please, can we rid ourselves of these parasites and build a quality team? Concerned Bengal fan!

  52. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Sep 22, 2011 10:35 PM

    And when will Brandon Marshall be suspended for domestic violence? Oh and yeah, whatever happened with Hines ward’s DUI?

  53. birdsnblues says: Sep 23, 2011 12:58 AM

    Come on…. So he had a little bit of green for him and his friends…..all 300 of em

  54. thegonz13 says: Sep 23, 2011 5:07 PM

    We spoke earlier of Frostee Rucker, but some family news came out today as the Bengals signed Frostee’s brother Slurpee to the practice squad.

    The youngest Rucker brother, Big Gulpee, is a massive and highly-touted DT who’s entering his junior year at the University of 7-Eleven.

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