Vikings Receiver Jerome Simpson Arrested For DWI


Sep 29, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson (81) runs between Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) and safety Robert Golden (21) during the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Martin-USA TODAY Sports

As if things weren’t already bad enough for the 2-7 Vikings, one of the team’s main offensive contributors has run into a bit of legal trouble. Early Saturday morning receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested for DWI. Details are scarce at this moment but we do know the arrest took place at 5:39 AM and that Simpson is currently being held in the Hennepin County jail.

Simpson as you may recall is no stranger to legal trouble. He spent a little time in jail in 2012 after being arrested for marijuana possession and ended up serving a four game suspension for that offense. We’ll see what kind of discipline comes down from the league after this latest arrest.

Simpson struggled after returning to the Vikings in 2012, leading many to believe he would not be asked back for 2013. But to many people’s surprise he not only came back, he was given a small raise in salary. Simpson has rewarded the Vikings by leading the team in receptions (33) and receiving yards (491). His displays of sartorial splendor have also become the stuff of legend.

But now it appears Simpson’s career may have become derailed once again by a lapse in judgment. This is the kind of stuff that got him run out of Cincinnati. It’s not often we get a second chance in life, but Jerome Simpson did. You’d think a guy would appreciate it a little more and not do something this dumb.

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