Jerome Simpson apologizes for DWI arrest

AP

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson reported for work with his teammates on Monday, his first day at the team’s facility since he was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Simpson didn’t talk about the case, but did say he had spoken to his teammates about the arrest and the potential for distraction that comes along with it. He went on to apologize to the team and Vikings fans for the arrest.

“I sincerely apologize for the attention that I have brought to the fans, community and myself,” Simpson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’ve just got great support with this team, and they’re going to help with whatever arises.”

Simpson said that he expects to be in the lineup against the Seahawks next Sunday, but wouldn’t talk about a possible suspension beyond that. Simpson was suspended three games to start the 2012 season after pleading guilty to drug charges. Those charges also brought a sentence of three years probation, which could lead to further legal trouble for Simpson down the road.

21 responses to “Jerome Simpson apologizes for DWI arrest

  1. If the NFL and the Vikings LET him play Sunday this league is a joke. Seriously, what he did was far worse than what Incognito got suspended for!

  2. Ye olde form letter used by attornies, agents, and PR departments. Just once we’d like to see the athlete get up in front of the camera an apologize without hiding behind the statement someone else.

    Also, not that the attorney’s carefully crafted letter does not apologize for the DWI but the ATTENTION brought to the “fans, community and myself,”. Weak, very weak

  3. He doesn’t owe us fans an apology for what he did to himself. (that’s reserved for the owner and whoever else employed him).

  4. You can tell he’s not from Minnesota. They rarely have more than two Mich Golden Lights. Otherwise they start to show human emotion, sometimes even laughter, which is strictly frowned upon in their elite society.

  5. If you all are so concerned about drunk driving, why don’t you go down to your local courthouse and spend a day there listening to the numerous DUI cases everyday(probably upwards of 30 per day) in your local community that put your families lives at risk instead of sitting behind your computer complaining about one guy in the NFL…

  6. Since 2000, 39 Vikings players have been arrested. Since January 2011, 10 Vikings players have been arrested.

    I’m no expert in the criminal justice system, but that seems like a lot.

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Nov 11, 2013 3:29 PM
    Since 2000, 39 Vikings players have been arrested. Since January 2011, 10 Vikings players have been arrested.

    I’m no expert in the criminal justice system, but that seems like a lot.

    The Vikings dont have a convicted felon on their team but the Packers welcomed one with open arms. Wow.

  8. No, you didn’t hear wrong. He apologized for being a typical Minnesotan. How Nice! Right? Isn’t that right? Isn’t that the catchphrase? It kind of helps the Viking fans forget about having nothing to be thankful for except their ability to generate anonymous Packer-related insults.

  9. Carl, your numbers seem too low.

    Then again, possession of a whizzinator was not an arrestable offense, and the number of times players were caught violating the substance abuse policy aren’t arrests, performance enhancing drugs policy are not arrested, and speeding tickets for driving over 100mph on the icy roads of Minnesota.

    The fraud and racketeering was a civil case without arrest.

    Carl, I still think you ought to double check those numbers.

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