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Report: Vikings' Simpson may face suspension

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 18 2014 08:45:16 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 19 2014 09:43:42 AM CDT
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson missed practice Monday to attend a hearing in New York that will help determine whether the NFL will suspend Simpson for his November drunken-driving arrest, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

The NFL is deciding whether to discipline Simpson as a repeat offender under its Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Simpson pleaded guilty last January to careless driving and refusing to submit to a chemical test following a plea deal. The DUI count was dismissed, and Simpson was given two years' probation.

Simpson was suspended for three games during the 2012 season after being convicted of a felony for mailing two pounds of marijuana to his Kentucky home while he was playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Simpson had 48 receptions for 726 yards and one touchdown in 2013. He had two receptions for 25 yards in Minnesota's two preseason victories.


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