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Vikings WR Jerome Simpson arrested for DWI

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has seven receiving touchdowns in six NFL seasons. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has seven receiving touchdowns in six NFL seasons. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving and was booked into jail on a 36-hour hold.

Simpson was in a stalled vehicle on the side of the road and exited the vehicle after cops pulled up. The cops said he "observed signs of intoxication including watery eyes and slightly slurred speech," according to the arrest report.

Simpson refused a breathalyzer test and was arrested on probable cause. According to Hennepin County jail records, Simpson was booked at 5:39 a.m. Saturday, reports Tom Pelissero of USA Today.

Simpson was suspended by the NFL for the first three games of last season after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge in March 2012.

"The Vikings are aware of the matter involving Jerome Simpson," the team said in a statement. "We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time."

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Simpson has 33 receptions and leads the team with 491 receiving yards this season for the Vikings (2-7).

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