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Sep 18, 2014
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Simpson cut after latest citation, Priefer 'a better man' and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — The Vikings released WR Jerome Simpson after another brush with the law. — The loss of Simpson and RB Adrian Peterson isn’t going to help QB Matt Cassel’s struggles. — Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer says he’s a better man after sensitivity training. — Head Coach Mike Zimmer was optimistic about injuries to OLB Chad Greenway and others. — Rookie OLB Brandon Watts is back at Vikings practice after a month layoff. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY Congrats...
Vikings Gab Sep 18, 2014

Vikings Release WR Jerome Simpson After Learning Of Citation

The Vikings announced they’ve released wide receiver Jerome Simpson after the organization became aware of a July 7 citation on Thursday, Christopher Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Simpson missed the first two games of the season, serving a three-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest last year. He was expected to return to the […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2014
Vikings: Jerome Simpson's release just latest negative hit for team

Vikings: Jerome Simpson's release just latest negative hit for team

The day after Vikings owners admitted they "made a mistake" in reinstating Adrian Peterson following an arrest on a child-abuse charge, the team got another, unexpected dose of negative news via problem receiver Jerome Simpson.

TFD: Vikings release Jerome Simpson, and we bring you stories from when he signed

The Vikings announced at 5:45 p.m. that they have released troubled WR Jerome Simpson. That brings to an end a rocky tenure from 2012-present in which he caught 74 passes for exactly 1,000 yards with the Vikings. It was a rough go from the start, but the Vikings kept bringing him back on one-year deals — three times, including this season. Here are snippets from the Star Tribune stories when he signed his initial deal in 2012 and this most recent re-sign in 2014: 2012: Since free agency began in mid-March, the Vikings have been doing their research on Simpson, both impressed with his...
KFFL Sep 18, 2014

Vikings | Jerome Simpson released

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Zimmer on Simpson, Cassel, Greenway and more

We just chatted with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer after practice, as we usually do every Thursday. As he walked over to meet us, a PR staffer flagged him down and informed him about wide receiver Jerome Simpson’s latest legal issue. Even though the incident happened in July and took place just down the road in Bloomington, Zimmer said it was the first time he had heard about it. Zimmer said he wouldn’t comment on Simpson until he spoke with General Manager Rick Spielman, but he did say that the Vikings, who are still reeling from the child abuse charge against running back Adrian...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 18, 2014
Vikings: Jerome Simpson's marijuana citation violates probation

Vikings: Jerome Simpson's marijuana citation violates probation

Suspended Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was cited by Bloomington Police in July for having marijuana and an open bottle of alcohol in his car while driving on a restricted driver's license, according to an incident report released Thursday.
Niners Nation Aug 29, 2014
NFL suspension tracker: Jerome Simpson the latest to hear from the league

NFL suspension tracker: Jerome Simpson the latest to hear from the league

The NFL is slowly getting suspensions handed out. The latest is Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson. The San Francisco 49ers continue to wait for word from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding Aldon Smith's potential suspension. The league has been handing down punishment, but it seemingly moves along at a glacial pace. On Wednesday, the NFL announced Gordon's suspension was upheld on appeal. Earlier this morning, the NFL announced Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended 3 games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Aldon Smith is awaiting...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 29, 2014
Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension upheld

Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension upheld

The NFL upheld its three-game suspension of Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson, the team announced Friday, sidelining the veteran pass catcher until Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.

WR Jerome Simpson's suspension upheld

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson’s three game suspension was upheld by the NFL, a source confirmed on Friday. Simpson missed practice on Aug. 18 to meet with the league in New York to appeal the suspension stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. The wide receiver avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving following a Nov. 9 arrest. Simpson, 28, was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service in public schools. It’s the second suspension for Simpson, who is entering his...
Vikings Gab Aug 29, 2014

Jerome Simpson Suspended 3 Weeks

The NFL on Friday morning upheld its’ suspension of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson. Simpson had appealed the suspension about two weeks ago in New York City. Simpson was arrested in November 2013 for driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test. He avoided jail time in a plea deal. […]
Daily Norseman Aug 29, 2014

Report: Jerome Simpson Suspension Upheld

We reported last week that wide receiver Jerome Simpson was in New York to talk to the league offices about a three-game suspension stemming from his substance abuse issues this past season. Well, the National Football League finally got around to announcing the results of that appeal. . .I guess I should be surprised that they bothered themselves to do it before the final roster cuts were due. But, as expected. . . Can confirm WR Jerome Simpson's three game suspension has been upheld, per source #Vikings — Master Tesfatsion (@MasterStrib) August 29, 2014 Jerome Simpson is still going...
FFToday Aug 29, 2014

Jerome Simpson suspended three games

Violating the NFL substance abuse policy Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Abuse of Substances was upheld by the NFL. Simpson missed practice on Aug. 18 to meet with the league in New York to appeal the suspension stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. (Minneapolis Tribune) FF Today's Take: This is the second time Simpson has been suspended. He served a three-game suspension back in 2012 for a drug arrest. Simpson is undraftable at this point and no better than fourth on the depth chart behind...

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