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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.

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19 Responses to “Jerome Simpson will visit the Vikings”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 20, 2012 12:51 PM

    We have enough worthless receivers. We don’t need to sign one that’s an ex-con and will be suspended.

  2. ponder7vikings says: Apr 20, 2012 12:56 PM

    That’s Fliping Awsome

  3. vegaskid21 says: Apr 20, 2012 12:58 PM

    Best front flip in football.

  4. txxxchief says: Apr 20, 2012 1:05 PM

    Since he was living in Kentucky, Jerome thought it was alright to order up a couple of pounds of hydroponic “bluegrass.”

  5. packerswambulance says: Apr 20, 2012 1:14 PM

    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.

  6. mnomalley says: Apr 20, 2012 1:22 PM

    Ya he’ll fight right in with Chis Crook

  7. greatski says: Apr 20, 2012 1:27 PM

    How appropriate that this story comes out on 4/20…

  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? 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. :)

  9. l6ozbud says: Apr 20, 2012 2:02 PM

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

  10. bucrightoff says: Apr 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    I think he’s making a strategic move, if the Vikes move to LA he’ll be in the perfect spot to find a new connect.

  11. prplpuzzetrz says: Apr 20, 2012 2:18 PM

    He would be the 2nd best receiver on the team! Why not, he and harvin could toke it up on the 1/4 oz. yard line, i say grab him!Skol

  12. prplpuzzetrz says: Apr 20, 2012 2:19 PM

    @ greatski nice find!

  13. lpd1964 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:21 PM

    Another “character” guy, just what the LA Vikings need.

  14. 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?

  15. mediasloppy says: Apr 20, 2012 3:52 PM

    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.

  16. contra74 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:10 PM

    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.

  17. theytukrjobs says: Apr 20, 2012 4:16 PM

    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.

  18. jruc says: Apr 20, 2012 7:11 PM

    If they draft Blackmon and sign him they will have a pretty nice recieving core.

  19. ejmat2 says: Apr 21, 2012 8:13 AM

    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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