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Bengals WR Jerome Simpson Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson could serve jail time despite pleading guilty Thursday to a drug charge as part of an agreement with prosecutors, according to ESPN.

Simpson was indicted with the felony charge after a shipment of marijuana was tracked from California to his home in northern Kentucky.  By pleading guilty, Simpson’s agreement with prosecutors includes a 60-day jail sentence with a work-release provision.   Judge Gregory Bartlett will make a decision April 5.

Last season, Simpson had 50 receptions for 725 yards and four touchdowns.  With the receiver’s four-year contract expired, Simpson will become a free agent on March 13.