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Jerome Simpson could face jail time

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As to the NFL, Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson faces no suspension after his recent DUI arrest based on his prior marijuana conviction. As to the legal system, that’s a different issue.

According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Simpson faces up to three years in prison in the wake of his latest arrest.

Simpson remains on probation in Kentucky for his 2012 drug sentencing, and the probation agreement prevents him from using alcohol for three years.

Judge Gregory Bartlett opted not to order jail time last year for Simpson, but reportedly provided this warning to the former Bengals receiver who is in his second year with Minnesota: “One stupid lapse of judgment and I can wipe it all away. That’s the lesson he needs to tell people. Think before you do something stupid.”

Simpson was supposed to avoid doing something stupid. The fact that he allegedly did something stupid could have consequences far more serious than an NFL suspension.

Under the league’s substance-abuse policy, a first-offense DUI ordinarily triggers a fine in the amount of two game checks.

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44 Responses to “Jerome Simpson could face jail time”
  1. f1restarter says: Nov 12, 2013 6:59 PM

    In other NFL news, the Vikings are still in last place.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 12, 2013 6:59 PM

    Worse yet, most cells are less than 30 feet long, so he won’t be moving the chains, or he will be, or one of those at least is a problem.

  3. thepftpoet says: Nov 12, 2013 7:01 PM

    On a positive note, Cordarelle Patterson will be getting a lot more playing time

  4. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 12, 2013 7:02 PM

    He is a perfect role model for Minnesota youth.

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  5. grandpoopah says: Nov 12, 2013 7:03 PM

    More Cordarrelle!

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 12, 2013 7:06 PM

    Incredibly, Jerome Simpson is still a better father than Adrian Peterson.

  7. nfl4days says: Nov 12, 2013 7:09 PM

    wasted talent

  8. thepftpoet says: Nov 12, 2013 7:09 PM

    I love how Tokyosandblaster & Filthymcnasty only comment on Vikings articles now people they are too ashamed of their depleted Packers team

  9. thepftpoet says: Nov 12, 2013 7:11 PM

    Thumbs up if you think tokyosandblaster & filthymcnasty live in their mom’s basement

    Thumbs down if you don’t know anything

  10. stevent92 says: Nov 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    Vikings are jealous of Green Bay’s convict, so we thought maybe we’d do better with one of our own.

  11. francheyes says: Nov 12, 2013 7:25 PM

    Mcnasty and blaster

    You both continue to slime your comments to new lows. Rivalries are one thing, but your comments are both careless by their ramifications to young fans and irresponsible. Grow up already.

  12. Paul M. says: Nov 12, 2013 7:26 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 12, 2013 7:06 PM
    ——————————————-

    I hear “Filthy” is the most popular baby name in Green Bay now.

  13. fikemlorio says: Nov 12, 2013 7:27 PM

    Hopefully we won’t have to see that idiotic first down symbol after every freaking catch now.

  14. imnotyourbuddyguy says: Nov 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    What the heck are you American’s doing exactly? 3 years for an amount that can only be described as personal use?

    How does the voters allow garbage like this to go on for so long?

  15. darkneptune73 says: Nov 12, 2013 7:30 PM

    It’s a sign from God that Corradelle Patterson steps up. Goodbye Simpson, HELLO PATTERSON!

  16. northstarnic says: Nov 12, 2013 7:31 PM

    To the packer fans stalking Vikings articles, don’t you have a mediocre team of your own to obsess over? Enjoy finishing in the bottom half of the NFC North. And missing the playoffs. Creeps.

  17. swift650 says: Nov 12, 2013 7:45 PM

    Seriously how is that not a waste of money….3 years in prison on Kentucky’s dime…..nonsensical…punish the man yes, compare the guy that actually KILLED Malik Sealy got 4 years.

  18. iwilltrollyoubad says: Nov 12, 2013 7:59 PM

    Koren Robinson.

  19. urcrap says: Nov 12, 2013 8:03 PM

    Of course all you Vike haters can only do what you do best and hate but I’m sick of all of the NFL best paid and their excesses. Simpson just one more on the chain of waste. Keep it up you overpaid bunch of kids! Between headaches, bully b s and America’s growing love of soccer, American football will be obsolete within 20 years.

  20. @Cereal_22 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:10 PM

    Cut him

  21. kenstabler says: Nov 12, 2013 8:14 PM

    NFL players who get arrested for DUI deserve to get the maximum penalty.

    Hire a damn limo for $400.00 a night, and you certainly have money for a taxi.

    Just crazy the positions these rich players put themselves into, when they have all the resources to keep themselves out of trouble.

  22. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 12, 2013 8:14 PM

    Another NFL moron.

    Anyone, and I mean ANYONE in any job that offers a service they can call no questions asked to get picked up and driven home, that will also deliver their car there, for free, if they are drunk or under the influence of something else, and they don’t take advantage of that……mind blowingly stupid.

    Sometimes I wonder how some of these players manage to tie their shoes or other basic things we all do in life. Stupid stupid stupid !

    Not to mention speeding while carrying weed.

    Stupid squared.

  23. thepvyharvin says: Nov 12, 2013 8:20 PM

    Usefull trivia # 69…..tokyosandblaster & filthymcnasty revolutionized the WI famous Dutch Rudder at a slumber party in 2011…..

  24. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 12, 2013 8:55 PM

    @imnotyourbuddyguy

    I guess you missed the part about Simpson being on probation. He escaped jail for having six pounds of weed fedexed to his house, and all he had to do was not drive drunk for three years. The punishment is appropriate.

  25. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Nov 12, 2013 9:09 PM

    stevent92 says: Nov 12, 2013 7:19 PM

    Vikings are jealous of Green Bay’s convict, so we thought maybe we’d do better with one of our own.
    ————–
    The difference is that one convict actually served his time and went to rehab for his addiction.

    The other one was sent to the Minnesota Vikings to serve out his sentence.

  26. blacktruck says: Nov 12, 2013 9:20 PM

    This is great news for a Vikings fan it makes more room on are roster for the Larry Fitzgerald signing coming in the off season

  27. tutamus says: Nov 12, 2013 9:30 PM

    The entire Vikings football team should face jail time for impersonation of a professional sports team.

  28. thejuddstir says: Nov 12, 2013 10:03 PM

    Just like the NFL’s punishment system, the judicial system will do nothing more than slap his wrists and put him back on probation. Why waste the Kentucky taxpayers money on a kangaroo court that will do nothing.

  29. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 12, 2013 10:18 PM

    I think you’re about to see why cordarrelle doesn’t get a lot of passes thrown his way.

  30. annes22 says: Nov 12, 2013 10:21 PM

    He’s on probation, so get ready for going to the “big house”. How stupid can these players be?? Obviously no common sense.

  31. lingsun54 says: Nov 12, 2013 10:23 PM

    Drugs are for losers. Give him the full 3 years.

  32. vikescry1 says: Nov 12, 2013 10:23 PM

    @poet nfc north teams with out their starting qb 1- packers 2-lions 3-bears 4- 5- 6- 7-ymca peewee flag football team 8- 9- 10-vikings with any of their 3 supposed starting qb’s.

  33. mythaimyke says: Nov 12, 2013 10:23 PM

    Lock the dirt-ball up!

  34. igocommando says: Nov 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 12, 2013 8:55 PM

    @imnotyourbuddyguy

    I guess you missed the part about Simpson being on probation. He escaped jail for having six pounds of weed fedexed to his house, and all he had to do was not drive drunk for three years. The punishment is appropriate.
    ————————-
    It was actually only 2.5 lbs through shipment An additional 6 lbs were found on site. Just saying…and yeah, Simpson is an idiot. Then again Ted Thompson is clearly not a genius.

  35. proudpapajd says: Nov 12, 2013 10:43 PM

    Vikes fan for life but as a father I’m finding it difficult to root for this team. I’m so sick of these d-bag millionaires that can afford to hire a private driver to drive their drunk asses around get behind the wheel and endanger lives. Throw his ass off the team and into jail, good riddance.

  36. huschlej says: Nov 12, 2013 10:48 PM

    The Vikings were well past the time where they needs to have Patterson starting anyway. Floyd needs to start from now on, and it’s also time to start one of the rookies at LB as well. I’d say go with someone younger at one of the Guard spots too, but you don’t want to expose AD to any more abuse than needed.

  37. contra74 says: Nov 12, 2013 11:23 PM

    Time to step up and shine Mr Patterson!

    Oh, and to the one packer troll with 4 accounts…packer qb situation is hilarious, pure genius by Ted lol!

  38. FinFan68 says: Nov 13, 2013 7:56 AM

    “Jerome Simpson could face jail time”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That ought to read “should” but in reality it means “won’t”. It doesn’t make much sense to me that they place these stipulations and then ignore the violations later on.

  39. FinFan68 says: Nov 13, 2013 8:05 AM

    imnotyourbuddyguy says:
    Nov 12, 2013 7:29 PM
    What the heck are you American’s doing exactly? 3 years for an amount that can only be described as personal use?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This clown got busted for mailing 2 pounds of weed to his house. He avoided jail time based on an understanding that he would stay out of trouble and refrain from certain things. 3 years for that kind of stupidity and disregard seems appropriate.

  40. joetoronto says: Nov 13, 2013 8:05 AM

    swift650 says:
    Nov 12, 2013 7:45 PM
    Seriously how is that not a waste of money….3 years in prison on Kentucky’s dime…..nonsensical…punish the man yes, compare the guy that actually KILLED Malik Sealy got 4 years.
    ***********************************************
    I completely agree that the priorities in the American legal system are upside down, no doubt about it.

    Having said that, I’m wondering what part of….

    “One stupid lapse of judgment and I can wipe it all away. That’s the lesson he needs to tell people. Think before you do something stupid”

    he didn’t understand.

  41. fwippel says: Nov 13, 2013 8:13 AM

    I hate this for Simpson, but he put himself in this position, and he’s only got himself to blame. I wouldn’t blame the Vikings if they cut him loose immediately.

    If nothing else, for the Vikings, this should at least allow the team to get more chances to Cordarelle Patterson, Jarius Wright and Joe Webb, each of whom quite frankly have just as much, if not more ability than Simpson, but have gotten fewer chances.

    It is truly amazing how stupid players can be sometimes. I hope for Simpson’s sake, he can turn things around.

  42. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 13, 2013 8:32 AM

    Vikes should cut him immediately, but since they gave Chris Cook a 1 year paid vacation for what he did, I’m thinking they won’t…

  43. jm91rs says: Nov 13, 2013 9:11 AM

    imnotyourbuddyguy says: Nov 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    What the heck are you American’s doing exactly? 3 years for an amount that can only be described as personal use?
    ____________________________________

    No skin in the game as I am not a Vikes fan, but if you consider 8.5 pounds of marijuana “personal use”, you might have a drug problem.

  44. nonetruerthanblue says: Nov 13, 2013 12:54 PM

    He won’t

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