Jerome Simpson Could Be In Serious Trouble

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

So, we all saw that Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the early hours of Saturday morning. For the last day or two, it appears that the concern was whether or not Simpson would be able to play this coming Sunday when the Vikings take on the Seattle Seahawks.

Per Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Simpson could have significantly larger issues to worry about.

Jerome Simpson was legally barred from using alcohol at the time of his arrest last weekend in Minneapolis on suspicion of drunken driving, according to sentencing from his 2012 drug conviction when he played for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Vikings receiver could face up to three years in prison if it is determined he violated terms of his probation, which prohibited him from using alcohol and subjected him to random drug testing for three years, according to court records in Kenton County, Ky.

The probation stems from the incident where he (in)famously mailed a not-insignificant amount of marijuana to his house. Simpson did fifteen days in jail for that.

According to the article, Simpson had a blood-alcohol content of 0.09 at the time of his arrest. . .0.08 is the limit in Minnesota for the DWI standard. However, if the terms of Simpson's probation are correct, it doesn't matter if he blew 0.000001. When the judge says you don't get to drink for three years. . .well, you don't get to drink for three years. There's not really a lot of wiggle room there.

We have exclusive video of Simpson's reaction to the news. (Language warning here.)


So, if you've enjoyed seeing Jerome Simpson in a Minnesota Vikings uniform over the past season and a half, get as much as you can in the next seven weeks (provided he doesn't get suspended by the league for this). Not sure how much of him you're going to see in a Vikings uniform or any other uniform in the near future.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker