Last week, the Vikings signed receiver Jerome Simpson, who’ll be suspended for three games after pleading guilty to a felony drug charge earlier this year.
Simpson will be fairly well compensated. Per a league source, Simpson will receive a $950,000 roster bonus, a base salary of $800,000, and a workout bonus of $250,000.
It’s unclear when the roster bonus is due. It’s possible that he’ll be required to, for example, make it past the final roster cuts in order to get the roster bonus.
Due to the suspension, Simpson will lose three game checks, for a total forfeiture of $141,176. Thus, he’ll get a maximum payout of $1,858,824.