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Simpson faces another three-game suspension

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On Monday, Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson went to New York for an appeal hearing on his latest suspension.  According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it’s a potential three-game ban.

The punishment arises from a November 2013 arrest for DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test.  Simpson later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and failure to submit to a chemical test, but the outcome triggers scrutiny under the portion of the substance-abuse policy that relates to alcohol-related offenses.

Simpson’s three-game suspension arising from felony drug charges in 2012 made him susceptible to a suspension for his latest offense under the substance-abuse policy.  Which doesn’t bode well for Browns receiver Josh Gordon and his own pending DUI charge, given his history of violations of the substance-abuse policy.

Then again, Gordon has more immediate problems.  If the NFL ever rules on the appeal of his one-year suspension.

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36 Responses to “Simpson faces another three-game suspension”
  1. mediasloppy says: Aug 18, 2014 10:14 PM

    Looks like Jarius Wright just won the slot receiver position.

  2. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 18, 2014 10:24 PM

    Hard to believe that a guy who would FedEx 15 pounds of weed to himself wouldn’t be able to follow the rules of his probation.

  3. cwk22 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:26 PM

    Have not heard from logicalvoices alter ego PFTPOET. Wonder how this fits into his decade of dominance theory?

  4. dethsupport says: Aug 18, 2014 10:26 PM

    Can’t make the club whilst in the pub.

  5. billbrasky72 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:33 PM

    The Vikings probably have the most WR depth of any team in the league. They won’t even notice he’s gone.

  6. craniator says: Aug 18, 2014 10:34 PM

    How does Simpson get only a three game suspension when Miami’s Reshad Jones , a first time offender , gets four ?

  7. legionofboom88 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:43 PM

    Just another year for this conglomerate of below-average players.

    #DYNASTY
    #REPETE
    #ABOVEREPROACH

  8. thevikingsarewherecareersend says: Aug 18, 2014 10:50 PM

    Where is ThePftPoet at to defend his innocent vikings? He seems to disappear when something negative happens to them.

  9. greatmiamisportsmind says: Aug 18, 2014 10:59 PM

    Idiot

  10. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 18, 2014 11:05 PM

    Looks like Steller and Mecca got their accounts suspended…

  11. themeccalambeaufield says: Aug 18, 2014 11:18 PM

    Is there any coincidence of the character of players the vikings have on their roster and finishing in last place? I think so. They only led the NFL in arrests last season. They have become the embarrassment of the NFL.

  12. cribbage12 says: Aug 18, 2014 11:25 PM

    No surprise here. Just waiting for the other shoes to fall: Patterson and Jennings suspended indefinitely for failing to live up to Viking fan expectations.

  13. melikefootball says: Aug 18, 2014 11:25 PM

    Where is God-del hiding on Gordon, failed 70 times drug test and then run off to NC and get a DUI.

  14. wayconthemexican says: Aug 18, 2014 11:26 PM

    Possible 3 game suspension for FELONY drug charges, yet Josh Gordon is facing a 1yr suspension for his first actual failed drug test in the NFL… seems legit.

  15. seatownballers says: Aug 18, 2014 11:34 PM

    Pedkings

  16. jharterseven says: Aug 18, 2014 11:58 PM

    wow when will we cut this bum…..

    i hate this guy almost as much as i hated troy williamson…

  17. luvmnsports2012 says: Aug 19, 2014 12:10 AM

    Jerome was decent, but Jarius is exciting to watch. Burnt Sherman last year twice in the same game. SKOL!!!

  18. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 19, 2014 12:16 AM

    Simpson is the only real outside receiver on the team. Patterson is a weapon that goes everywhere. Jennings is best in the slot. Wright is strictly a slot guy, and so is Mr. Mankato Adam Thielen. Given the importance of the deep ball in Norv’s offense, I’d say the Vikings will take the three games and keep Simpson. I hope they draft an outside guy next year because I’m getting tired of his act.

  19. tokyofilthblaster says: Aug 19, 2014 1:06 AM

    The Vikings have a knack for attracting this sort of player.

  20. thrstr says: Aug 19, 2014 5:52 AM

    Simpson, eh?

  21. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 19, 2014 5:59 AM

    PFTPOET…where are you?

    After all this is the dynasty we have all waited for…great coach, super players, no troubles…and of course…Teddy

  22. joker65 says: Aug 19, 2014 6:26 AM

    But…but….why can’t I get a big contract? I don’t understand!

  23. The Doctor says: Aug 19, 2014 7:40 AM

    Goodbye Jerome. Hello Adam.

  24. dumplingsrbrown says: Aug 19, 2014 8:13 AM

    Seriously? You all haven’t figured out that PFTPoet is a Packers fan in disguise, simply mocking Vikings fans? At least he is clever enough to fool his own I suppose.

    A 3 game suspension for Simpson simply means he will catch 8 passes this year instead of 9. Not a big loss.

  25. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 19, 2014 8:33 AM

    If he keeps it up he can be suspended indefinitely like the Whizzinator. The vikings said he would be gone a year but he never came back.

    Good locker room guys teaching the younger players.

  26. ejmat2 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:54 AM

    Simpson just needs to go already. It’s not like they need him at all. They have Patterson, Jennings and Jarius Wright. The other two can be Adam Thelan and Rodney Smith. All 5 are better than Simpson so why keep this guy that can’t stay out of trouble on the team?

  27. luz56 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:13 AM

    With the size of the melon he has you would think there might be some semblance if brain activity

  28. surfinbird1 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:23 AM

    They were really counting on him to win another Super Bowl. Huh? Oh yeah I forgot.

  29. themeccalambeaufield says: Aug 19, 2014 9:48 AM

    dumplingsrbrown says:
    Aug 19, 2014 8:13 AM

    Seriously? You all haven’t figured out that PFTPoet is a Packers fan in disguise, simply mocking Vikings fans? At least he is clever enough to fool his own I suppose.

    I see its hard enough trying defend your team let alone those type of posters. Nice try though he is yours just like cody, arianna, and about a half dozen others.

  30. sonofad says: Aug 19, 2014 9:57 AM

    Simpson epitomizes the perfect Viking player throughout their history of failure – disappointing loser on the field, and depraved degenerate off the field.

  31. packerenglishmajor says: Aug 19, 2014 12:40 PM

    Packer fans must want to forget Mossy Cade and Chester Marcol, can’t blame ‘em . . . I guess.

  32. brewdogg says: Aug 19, 2014 1:35 PM

    Well, at least he isn’t a roided-out top-5 all-time bust. Or crapping in his exs laundary basket. Or hopping into a tub with the babysitter. Or….well, you get the picture.

  33. codythoa35 says: Aug 19, 2014 2:33 PM

    Just another day for us Viking fans. Our preseason championship is almost over.

  34. arianil985 says: Aug 19, 2014 3:15 PM

    Meanwhile MM is coaching his team while our coaches in Minneapocalypse spend all their time dodging reporters over this type of nonsense. We’ll be lucky to finish fourth in the NFCN!

  35. deltaoracle says: Aug 19, 2014 3:44 PM

    Quality.

  36. dd393 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:13 PM

    Midseason form? This is playoff level for this team. Skol Vikings.

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