Jerome Simpson suspended six games

AP

There might not be a team in the league more ready for the season to start than the 49ers.

We’re not talking about ready from a compete for a Super Bowl berth standpoint. No, the thought here is that the 49ers have to be ready for the season to start because that would mean an offseason overstuffed with departures and bad news would finally come to an end.

There was a bit more bad news for the 49ers on Tuesday as the team announced that wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended six games for violating the league’s substance abuse program. It’s Simpson’s third suspension and likely stems from a citation for marijuana possession last year.

“The probability of a suspension was known when we signed Jerome,” General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “Since joining the 49ers, Jerome has proven to be a great teammate. Although he will not be able to participate in the first six weeks of the season, Jerome has done everything asked of him, both on and off the field. We are in full support of the NFL’s decision, and look forward to Jerome’s future contributions to our organization.”

Simpson can practice with the team and play in the preseason before his suspension goes into effect during the first week of the regular season.

Simpson signed with the 49ers this offseason and was out of the NFL last year following his release from the Vikings, which came just after Simpson was reinstated from a previous suspension. He had two catches for 25 yards in the preseason opener and is listed behind Torrey Smith on the team’s depth chart.

60 responses to “Jerome Simpson suspended six games

  1. 49ers and Vikings have ZERO ethics, morals, character or standards.

    They will sign or draft any criminal available.
    Pathetic and embarassing franchises. Parents should refuse to buy their children any memorabilia or apparell of these to sad examples.
    Both owners should be held accountable

  2. Not that big of a loss. We have Torrey Smith gunning down one sideline, Vernon Davis gunning across the seam and Reggie Bush waiting in the flat. Then we have SB50 MVP KAP who can shred Defenses with his legs or rocket laser arm, waiting to see which option will result in an automatic 6 points!

    This is the year Niner fans! Kap will be top 5 by week 16, I feel sorry for those that doubted him and Jim Tomsula/Trent Baalke/Geep Cryst/Steve Logan.

    NFC WEST will be 49er RED.

    SB50 will be 49er RED.

  3. harbaugh left this team in shambles, just like his whiny brother will do in Baltimore. Ped’s are a way of life for harbaugh teams as history has proven.

  4. All the new 49er fans (2012-2013) will go back into hiding pretty soon. Worst offseason in The NFL for sure. They keep saying they have depth, but have no corner stone players other than bowman. I see them as what the Raiders were after they lost the super bowl. Losing all the great players, having management make horrible decision for them too, gunna be a couple of long years for them.

  5. Considering that little problem with Aldon a few years back, you might want to avoid terms like “gunning” in reference to the few players you have left…

  6. Trent Baalke: You are a disgrace.

    Jed York: You are an incompetent disgrace. Sell the team back to Eddie DeBartolo. There are worst criminals in the league now than what minor bribery Eddie D did in Louisiana.

  7. Bummer, but at least we’ll (hopefully) be able to see Quinton Patton get some playing time. Not predicting a great season or anything like that, but I always love to see my team play.

    Ready for football!!!!!!!!

  8. This guy has had more than enough chances. Get him out of the league and open a roster spot somewhere for a kid who wants to play more than party.

  9. kaepernickisthekingofqbs says:
    Aug 18, 2015 5:02 PM

    Not that big of a loss. We have Torrey Smith gunning down one sideline, Vernon Davis gunning across the seam and Reggie Bush waiting in the flat. Then we have SB50 MVP KAP who can shred Defenses with his legs or rocket laser arm, waiting to see which option will result in an automatic 6 points!

    This is the year Niner fans! Kap will be top 5 by week 16, I feel sorry for those that doubted him and Jim Tomsula/Trent Baalke/Geep Cryst/Steve Logan.

    NFC WEST will be 49er RED.

    SB50 will be 49er RED

    Torrey Smith couldn’t put up consistently good numbers with Flacco throwing him the ball, Vernon Davis had like 28 catches last year and Reggie Bush can’t stay healthy for more than 3 games at a time. As far as Kaep “shredding defenses” he can’t even read a defense. It’s ok to be a homer of a team but that comes with being humble and realistic at the same time. You, my friend, have failed.

  10. Well, atleast he did not get his jaw knocked lose to where he could not play for 6 to 10 week.

  11. “The probability of a suspension was known when we signed Jerome”

    Good grief! You’ve known hes already been suspended several times in the past for violating the substance abuse policy and a is magnet for boneheaded off the field distractions. He violates the substance abuse policy again and you know hes probably going to get suspended for it. Knowing the state of your team, why would you even sign Simpson in the first place, Balke?! Why?!

  12. kaepernickisthekingofqbs says:
    Aug 18, 2015 5:02 PM
    Not that big of a loss. We have Torrey Smith gunning down one sideline, Vernon Davis gunning across the seam and Reggie Bush waiting in the flat. Then we have SB50 MVP KAP who can shred Defenses with his legs or rocket laser arm, waiting to see which option will result in an automatic 6 points!

    This is the year Niner fans! Kap will be top 5 by week 16, I feel sorry for those that doubted him and Jim Tomsula/Trent Baalke/Geep Cryst/Steve Logan.

    NFC WEST will be 49er RED.

    SB50 will be 49er RED.
    _________________

    If I drank 2 of whatever your having then I’d believe JPP will lead the league in sacks and Eli will have 60 TD passes and no interceptions. While it might be a happy buzz I am not sure I could survive the hangover.

  13. He’s still in the league because he’s not murdering, druggin/raping, or throwing women on a bed of guns to intimidate them. He’s not stealing cologne and underwear from Dillards, or slapping his own mother in the face.

    Just smoking and eating. And smoking.

  14. “Since joining the 49ers, Jerome has proven to be a great teammate.
    ====================================

    A “great teammate” gets multiple suspensions that hurt his team because he has an obsession with getting high?

  15. For the rest of the teams in the NFC West, Trent Baalke is the gift that just keeps on giving.

  16. Hey kaepernickisthekingofqbs, doesn’t Kaep have to read through his progressions first as opposed to tracking on receiver the entire time or running?

  17. OK…he wasn’t perfect…but you just KNOW that wherever he is…Jim Harbaugh is having the last laugh.

  18. If this thing’s about marijuana he needs to drag the NFL back to court. Especially for a Californian, where medical marijuana is the rule more than the exception. The NFL doesn’t need to be watering down the talent in the league.

  19. “win with class” . “Gold Star guys”. Jed, I thought you were a Notre Dame guy. Who on earth are you getting your football advice from? Everybody wants good character guys, but it takes good character to see good character. Gideon Yu and Jim Harbaugh got you a new stadium. Now those guys are gone. You might want to reach out to Carmen or Eddie. Just saying.

  20. whynotjustadmitit says:
    Aug 18, 2015 5:32 PM

    Legalize it.

    I agree but that’s not the point. If you can’t put the bong down for millions of dollars then you obviously have a problem.

  21. If J Simpson has done everything on and off the field he’s been asked to then maybe the 49ers might want to rethink what they’re asking players to do.

  22. If I weren’t a Bengals fan, (2 Superbowl losses) I’d almost feel sorry for the 49’ers! This off season has been a giant dumpster fire of epic proportions!! I didn’t even know about the recent citation for marijuana possession for Jerome.

    I’m thinking this kid just doesn’t get it! It was bad enough
    when he got busted with the Bengals for mailing a bunch of
    weed!!

    He’s got talent and MAD athletic ability. (Doing a flip over
    the Cardinal defender into the endzone.) If he could just keep his head on straight and concentrate on football he could be a decent WR in the league.

  23. So, instead of the niners scoring the measly 6 points I think they’re gonna get against the Vikes defense week 1, maybe without him I’ll re assess and make it 3.

  24. whynotjustadmitit says:
    Aug 18, 2015 5:40 PM

    He’s still in the league because he’s not murdering, druggin/raping, or throwing women on a bed of guns to intimidate them. He’s not stealing cologne and underwear from Dillards, or slapping his own mother in the face.
    ——————————————————————–
    Get help.
    You need it.
    Really.
    We have all been talking, and it’s time.
    You have passed embarrassing yourself.

  25. Trent Baalke ” Jerome has done everything asked of him, both on and off the field. ”
    ==========
    apparently they haven’t asked him to give up the weed ! With Simpson’s past weed problems with Cinncy, Minny and now San Fran, how can he only get a 6 game suspension???

  26. 1969nflchampions says:
    Aug 18, 2015 5:19 PM

    The 1969 NFL Champions should win opening Monday night by about 21 points.

    Adrian and Teddy will rest most of the 4th quarter.
    _______________________________________

    Too bad the Kansas City Chiefs beat the dog snot out of Minnesota in the Super Bowl right after that Vikings “Championship” game.

  27. mypercyhurts2 says:
    Aug 18, 2015 7:21 PM

    Too bad the Kansas City Chiefs beat the dog snot out of Minnesota in the Super Bowl right after that Vikings “Championship” game.

    The KC Chiefs were never NFL champs. They were AFL and Super Bowl champions. Sorry you lack that understanding before posting. The Minnesota Vikings were NFL champs in 1969.

  28. Had no idea this guy was even back, but this is typical news. Before, he was always the typical wreck in the NFC north. Anytime you heard about him, it had nothing to do with stats. It was always about substance abuse of some sort or some other juvenile junk. This guy brings nothing good to any organization except a bad name, and this is what happens when you don’t keep these dummies on the the “Blacklist”.

  29. Will it ever end? As a long time Niner Faithful, I hope so. Jed and Trent made their play and it will be interesting to see how things turn out on the field. There is still some talent left, but too many of the big time performers/stars are gone. I don’t see the Niners going 2-14, but I think they are headed for a top 10 pick and a big rebuild next year.

  30. “win with class” . “Gold Star guys”. Jed, I thought you were a Notre Dame guy. Who on earth are you getting your football advice from? Everybody wants good character guys, but it takes good character to see good character. Gideon Yu and Jim Harbaugh got you a new stadium. Now those guys are gone. You might want to reach out to Carmen or Eddie. Just saying.

    Well said, tonebones. Time to call in Carmen Policy for some adult supervision.

  31. thejuddstir says:
    Aug 18, 2015 7:16 PM
    Trent Baalke ” Jerome has done everything asked of him, both on and off the field. ”
    ==========
    apparently they haven’t asked him to give up the weed ! With Simpson’s past weed problems with Cinncy, Minny and now San Fran, how can he only get a 6 game suspension???

    ——

    Wow everyone just wow. Simpson has not (at least not yet) been caught with weed as a Niner. The Niners signed him already knowing he will be suspended a few games this season from his past problems.

    Is there another article that I have yet to read about him getting caught again as a Niner?

  32. Nobody has it worse than the 49ers, yet they are favored in week 1 vs the hapless Vikings. See for yourself, google [NFL Vegas odds insider] and look at the current odds on the 1st link. Most places are picking the 49ers, but it is getting closer, probably just to give Vikings fans hope once again before their dreams are crushed.

  33. casualmalexlfan says:
    Aug 18, 2015 5:31 PM
    “The probability of a suspension was known when we signed Jerome”

    Good grief! You’ve known hes already been suspended several times in the past for violating the substance abuse policy and a is magnet for boneheaded off the field distractions. He violates the substance abuse policy again and you know hes probably going to get suspended for it. Knowing the state of your team, why would you even sign Simpson in the first place, Balke?! Why?!

    Maybe Baakle remembers how Nolan & McCloughan wouldn’t draft ‘character concerns’ and the fanbase spent years ripping them for passing dirt-bags? Or have you and the other 49er fans forgotten? Because I sure haven’t.

    Ahmed Brooks is a perfect case. Suspended. Went into the supplemental draft. Drafted by the Bengals, the ’49er Faithful’ ripped the FO for not drafting Brooks. A player who took years to shape-up and was an embarrassment to the Bengals for most of his career.

    So here we are, less than a decade removed from a fan base that was engaged in a constant bash-fest for the drafting those ‘spiritless choir boys’ and ‘nice guys’ who didn’t have the fire to play in the NFL, blah, blah, blah…’ as he passed on dirt bag after dirt bag, like Brooks.

    With Baalke, there’s a huge portion of the 49er ‘win at cost’ fan base that should be quite happy with all these dirtbags. Only now that they’re quitting or getting suspended or being cut…

    Suddenly it’s all outrage and a lot of short memories…

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