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Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:41 pm
 
SimpsonBy Josh Katzowitz

Less than a month ago, Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson was the toast of the NFL after his flip heard ‘round the world was recognized as one of the greatest plays of the season.*

Now, Simpson has to face the fact he might not be playing football again in the near future.

As the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, Simpson was indicted Thursday on charges that hewas trafficking marijuana over eight ounces and less than five pounds. The charge, the newspaper writes, is a Class D felony that could lead to a punishment of one to five years in prison.

Simpson, you’ll recall, was detained and questioned by Kenton County, Ky,. police after Simpson’s girlfriend signed for a package at his home that contained a 2.5 pound bag of high-grade marijuana from California.

Authorities said it was “a controlled delivery to a house that was set up as a distribution network,” and inside the home, police allegedly found six more pounds of pot, scales and packaging material.

Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins also was at Simpson’s home at the time, but he wasn’t indicted.

“Unfortunately I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Collins said at the time. “However, I do want to take this opportunity to let my fans, friends and family know that I had no part in the reported activities at Jerome’s home. I have done nothing wrong and I have not been charged with doing anything wrong. So far as I know, I am no longer a part of any investigation.”

Unfortunately for Simpson, he can’t say the same thing.

*Of course, it made for an easy “OMG, look how high he got on that play.”

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Comments

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 3:03 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

Looks like Simpson gets high in more ways than one. I like him that much more.



Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

It's not like this is actual news. After the initial report, everyone knew it was only a matter of time. The Bengals actually played this perfectly. He's a free agent this offseason so he got off the team right on time.



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:40 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

If I was to party with any NFL team, it would definitely be the Bengals.



Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:37 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

With that flip I thought for sure it was cocaine charges. 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

They have done this for years and some how all these other coaches get canned for it. But not Marvin Lewis.
Is this really that hard to figure out? NOBODY else wants to be the head coach of the Bungals and work for Mike Brown.



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:14 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

The Bengals strike again....

Really? How many times does it take to say enough? This team has been a joke for over 10 years now with the same nonsense. Pacman, Simpson, Tank Johnson. At what point do you say where bringing in bad people. Maybe it would be different if they where winning. But I guarantee this. In typical Bengsl/ Marvin Lewis form, the Bengals will be 6-10 next season. That's bad coaching. They have done this for years and some how all these other coaches get canned for it. But not Marvin Lewis. If OJ Simpson was still playing I'm sure he would get envited to camp in July. Because his son Jerome may be a little occupied in prison. That's a joke people.... 



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:10 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

Yep I knew it - the Bengals made the playoff this season so that means they will be 5-11 next season.  



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

Season over, how convenient.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:01 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

Never get high on your own supply... Says Anthony Collins



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 1:55 pm
 

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge

LJNOGLER, I have been reading these posts for years and I have never seen a negative score before. I think I am feeling dumber by reading it. Maybe you should do all of us a favor (including yourself) by signing off the library computer and go home and get a coloring book. Then your mom or the state worker (whoever takes care of you) can give you some warm milk and cookies so you can get back to your happy place.


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