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Jerome Simpson active, not starting

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Jerome Simpson is active for the Cincinnati Bengals’ game today despite missing practice during the week amid an investigation into the delivery of 2.5 pounds of marijuana to his house and the discovery of six more pounds of marijuana inside his house.

“Jerome Simpson resumed team activities Friday afternoon and after evaluating his readiness, the coaching staff has determined he will be active for today’s game,” the team said in a statement.

But Simpson, who started the first two games of the season for the Bengals, won’t start today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Teams frequently take players out of the starting lineup after they’ve been in off-field trouble, even though technically it’s supposed to be up to the league — not the team — to enforce discipline under the personal conduct policy. Last year Tennessee’s Kenny Britt had a huge game after being benched for the first quarter after an off-field incident.

We’ll see today whether Simpson’s head is in the game after a week when his attention was focused elsewhere.

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12 Responses to “Jerome Simpson active, not starting”
  1. artflooney says: Sep 25, 2011 11:54 AM

    Cool. He’ll have a chance to burn one before the game and come down by the time he has to go in.

  2. wawa33 says: Sep 25, 2011 11:54 AM

    Not starting…that will show him!

  3. flavordave says: Sep 25, 2011 11:58 AM

    Hes busy earning his orange and prison stripes.

  4. illwillthemick says: Sep 25, 2011 11:59 AM

    i cant get over how dumb this guy is.. and the fact that this mofo hasnt been disiplined by the NFL or his team is a disgrace… like u gonna get 2 more pounds when u got 6 in the crib already??? like fo real??? smh…

  5. td40 says: Sep 25, 2011 12:09 PM

    Mmmmmmm… 8 and a half pounds…

  6. l6ozbud says: Sep 25, 2011 12:10 PM

    Reading all of the quotes this week from teammates and Marvin Lewis, the team owes unconditinal support to Jerome Simpson. In turn, apparently Jerome Simpson owes nothing to his teammates or coach.

  7. marshmont says: Sep 25, 2011 12:38 PM

    i’m sure it is for personal use only. i always keep a few pounds in case friends drop in.

  8. joetoronto says: Sep 25, 2011 12:41 PM

    Wow, what a message sent by the club, lol.

  9. neilpountney says: Sep 25, 2011 12:45 PM

    Yet another example of the multi layered law now practiced in the USA.

    If this was a FAN of a team he would not be at home watch the game on the couch, he would be somewhere a little less comfortable!

  10. bharr170 says: Sep 25, 2011 12:55 PM

    This is Andre Caldwell’s shot to prove he deserves a contract for next year. Lots of attention will be on Green, he could have a big day.

  11. mikeheruki says: Sep 25, 2011 1:08 PM

    I guess the pittance he was earning from the Bengals wasn’t enough.

  12. xx4zu1 says: Sep 25, 2011 4:50 PM

    They didn’t start him because they were pissed that he lost the teams stash.

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