Vikings' Jerome Simpson cited for pot possession, faces Nov. court date

Thursday September 18th, 2014

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was cited July 7 for marijuana possession, open bottle and violating a limited driver's license, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The newspaper cited court records. ESPN first reported the news.

Simpson is set to appear in court on Nov. 3 for the citations.

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The seventh-year pro is currently serving a three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy after he pleaded guilty to careless driving and refusing to submit to a chemical test in January. He was stopped in November on suspicion of drunk driving but had a DUI charge dropped.

Simpson was also suspended three games in 2012 after police found a marijuana shipment at his home while he was playing for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011. He was convicted of a felony for the incident.

A member of the Vikings since 2012, Simpson had a career-high 726 receiving yards last season and entered 2014 as the Vikings' third receiver behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson. He re-signed with Minnesota on a one-year deal before this season.

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