The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday night that they have released veteran WR Jerome Simpson.
#Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 18, 2014
Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported earlier in the day that Simpson‘s arrested back on July 7 was for violating limited drivers license, marijuana possession and an open bottle. All three charges are misdeameanors and Simpson’s arraignment will be on November 3.
The NFL suspended him three games for the incident and he was unable to reduce the ban with an appeal. This suspension was treated as a second offense given that Simpson was previously arrested for suspended the first three games of the 2012 season.
Simpson, 29, signed a one-year contract worth $1 million with the Vikings back in March, Last year, he appeared in 16 games and caught 48 receptions for 726 yards receiving and a touchdown.