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Minnesota Viking Arrested on Suspicion of DWI

Minnesota Vikings' Jerome Simpson
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Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson was being held Saturday without bail at the Hennepin County jail, according to the online roster. He was arrested by the Minnesota State Patrol and booked at 5:39 a.m. on suspicion of DWI.

Jail records show he was released at 12:52 p.m., after spending a little more than seven hours behind bars.

The Vikings organization will comment further “at the appropriate time” and are “continuing to gather information,” according to the Associated Press.

Simpson is no stranger to trouble with the law in his football career. He began his first three seasons of professional football with the Cincinnati Bengals. There, he spent 15 days in jail on a marijuana charge. The NFL suspended him for three games for that conviction.

Simpson leads the Vikings with 491receiving yards on the season.

The Vikings beat the Redskins on Thursday night so they had the weekend off.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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