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Jerome Simpson Gets Three Game Suspension from NFL

April 24th, 2012 at 10:02 AM
By Chuck Chapman

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson will serve a three game suspension handed down Wednesday by the National Football League. 

The suspension is a result of Simpson's involvement in a marijuana bust at his Northern Kentucky home back in November. Simpson was sentenced in Kenton County court to serve 15 days in jail, which he recently completed. Additionally, Simpson was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service, pay a $7500 fine and undergo periodic drug testing.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Simpson's NFL suspension was placed at three games rather than the maximum of four for a drug related arrest because of Simpson's previously clean record. That was also apparently a factor in Kenton County Judge Gregory Bartlett's sentencing.

Whether or not Simpson returns to the Bengals is still a matter of speculation. He's currently an unrestricted free agent. Simpson visited the Minnesota Vikings last week, but it's not believed he's had negotiations with any other teams. To what degree the three game suspension will factor in the Bengals' or any other team's signing Simpson is unclear.

Tags: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, NFL

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