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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.

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20 Responses to “Jerome Simpson gets 15 days in jail”
  1. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 5, 2012 4:13 PM

    The counter now stands at 2 days.

    Which one will happen sooner:

    a) Arrest counter going back to 0
    b) Kim Kardashian breaks up with Kanye West and finds another NFL Running Back.

  2. sportmentary says: Apr 5, 2012 4:26 PM

    I wouldn’t take a chance on the guy. He will have legal issues again. 2 LBS of marijuana and he only gets 15 days in jail?

  3. starfan79 says: Apr 5, 2012 4:26 PM

    2 weeks for a felony conviction? What the hell? If it were me (and it never will be cause I’m not a complete dumbass) I would have been incarcerated for 2 years! Kentucky judge is still drunk from the NCAAB tourny….

  4. nagaswan says: Apr 5, 2012 4:27 PM

    Marijuana is safer than alcohol. It’s called science.

  5. godofwine330 says: Apr 5, 2012 4:28 PM

    How does felony marijuana ordering only net you 15 days? To be a professional athlete. I bet Plaxico wishes he had this particular Simpson’s lawyer. Regular people should get such light sentences.

    I can understand, though. If the Mary Jane was for personal use, why not buy in bulk. It makes fiscal sense at least. Why nickel and dime it?

  6. jeziyo247 says: Apr 5, 2012 4:36 PM

    Do they have to have football all year for players to stay out of trouble, seems like every off-season some dumb dumb getting in trouble with the law.

  7. godfatherd says: Apr 5, 2012 4:59 PM

    I wish they listed the phone number and hourly rates for his lawyer.

  8. mnjoemama says: Apr 5, 2012 5:04 PM

    Vikings need this guy , two or six pounds he had 10 catch games when aj green was out. Skol vikes skol !!!

  9. beavertonsteve says: Apr 5, 2012 5:08 PM

    I’m guessing Simpson “flipped” on someone…

  10. brenenostler says: Apr 5, 2012 5:38 PM

    This is exactly why he’ll be back with the Bengals.

  11. stevenfbrackett says: Apr 5, 2012 5:47 PM

    No special treatment there! If he was a factory worker he’d be doing at least a year.

  12. cougarquest says: Apr 5, 2012 5:55 PM

    Please Rams sign this idiot, PLEASE.

  13. kodakinvegas says: Apr 5, 2012 6:12 PM

    TWO POUNDS? Now that’s surely personal usage. Haha

  14. souldogdave says: Apr 5, 2012 6:31 PM

    I wonder what his wonderlick was? He is a brick shy of a full load, obviously.

  15. bassrecord says: Apr 5, 2012 7:12 PM

    He could fill a hole in the Rams roster after his suspension. He’ll chug along until he is replaced by one of their many picks and won’t be re-signed.

    For sure Spags’ 4 pillar morals concept is DOA!

  16. middletestament says: Apr 5, 2012 8:14 PM

    Simpson, eh?

  17. jssgriffi says: Apr 5, 2012 9:19 PM

    If you are a felon you shouldn’t be aloud to be a role model for kids

  18. detroitcityryda says: Apr 5, 2012 9:45 PM

    he was on
    Dat kush
    Yea dat kush

  19. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Apr 5, 2012 10:10 PM

    Sign him, Bengals!

  20. morgan420 says: Apr 5, 2012 10:33 PM

    stay in cincy simpson. and honestly man you could have just sent it to my house i would have kept it nice and safe “cough cough” id take one for the team. WHO-DEY!!!

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