Jerome Simpson will visit the Vikings

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Free agent receiver Jerome Simpson’s 15-day jail sentence ends today, and he’s wasting no time in moving on to his next team visit.

Simpson is scheduled to visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

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. At the time of his arrest he was just starting his fourth season with the Bengals, and it ended up being by far the best year of his career: He caught 50 passes for 725 yards and four touchdowns.

The Bengals haven’t closed the door on bringing Simpson back, and the Rams have also shown interest.

Simpson is expected to be suspended by the NFL, but no announcement has been made about any league discipline.

19 responses to “Jerome Simpson will visit the Vikings

  1. If they’re alright with Simpson, then draft Janoris Jenkins and Mike Brown, after trading down a few slots and still getting Blackmon, Kalil, or Claibourne.

  2. Am I the only one that’s really tired of hearing about athletes smoking weed? It’s obvious and rampant in professional sports just as it is in society. Isn’t it a little hypocritical to penalize athletes for doing something that is non-performance enhancing and generally accepted as no big deal while accepting millions of advertising dollars from beer companies? If they want to smoke some weed and chill out as a large percentage of Americans now do, what’s the big deal? Nobody is going to argue that it gives them a competitive edge are they?………That said, shipping two pounds of weed to your house is just stupid and you deserve what you get. 🙂

  3. The Vikes will save money by not having to purchase an airline ticket for the visit. With Simpson, the dope travels through the mail.

  4. Is it me or is it Spielmen only looking at FA’s that have had something happen to them the past year to bring down their market value?

  5. Right now I’m pretty much fine with anything this team does. It’s going to be interesting for a few years and I’ve become immune to all the haters and smack talkers. Might as well give them something to talk about and hope for the best.

  6. calbsure says:Apr 20, 2012 3:08 PM

    Is it me or is it Spielmen only looking at FA’s that have had something happen to them the past year to bring down their market value?
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    Kind of like asking for a discount on a dented can of soup. Its still a can of soup.

  7. I think the Vikings are at a point where getting a discount on decently talented WR is something they might have to do.

    Draft Kahlil and Jenkins with their top two picks, get an FA WR, and hope that Harvin/Jenkins/FA/Burton/6th round draft pick can come together to make a decent WR corp.

  8. cidman2001 says:
    Apr 20, 2012 1:59 PM
    Am I the only one that’s really tired of hearing about athletes smoking weed? It’s obvious and rampant in professional sports just as it is in society. Isn’t it a little hypocritical to penalize athletes for doing something that is non-performance enhancing and generally accepted as no big deal while accepting millions of advertising dollars from beer companies? If they want to smoke some weed and chill out as a large percentage of Americans now do, what’s the big deal?
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    The big deal is it’s illegal and against the law. So, no it’s not hypocritical to punish an athlete just like I would be punished in my civilian job and my Air Force reserve job if I were caught. The difference is I would be fired from both whereas he only gets suspended.

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