Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Simpson was in Hennepin County Jail this morning. A jail spokesperson said Simpson was arrested after he refused a breathalyzer. He was booked at 5:39 a.m.
Simpson was sentenced to three years’ probation in April of 2012 after he pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge. He was also suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season. That past could put him in further trouble both legally and with the league office.
The team released the typical boilerplate statement that teams release when players are suspended.
“The Vikings are aware of the matter involving Jerome Simpson. We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time,” the statement said.
Simpson leads the Vikings with 491 receiving yards this season.