Jerome Simpson gets 15 days in jail

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Free agent receiver Jerome Simpson will get out of jail in plenty of time to sign with some team and get to work in the offseason program.

A Kentucky judge sentenced Simpson to 15 days in jail and three years’ probation today, a lighter sentence than the 60 days in jail prosecutors were seeking. Simpson also will have to serve 200 hours of community service, undergo drug testing and pay a $7,500 fine.

Simpson pleaded guilty on March 1 to a felony charge stemming from his September arrest for getting about two pounds of marijuana shipped to his northern Kentucky home.

The Rams have shown some interest in Simpson, and his sentence makes it very likely that he’ll sign with some team in plenty of time for minicamps. Simpson has spent his entire career with the Bengals and had his best season in 2011.

The NFL has not announced any discipline for Simpson, but he is expected to be suspended.