The NFL officially suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson for three games on Monday for violating the league’s substance-abuse poiicy. Simpson will not be paid for the time he's suspended, and he will also forfeit an additional game check.
Simpson signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $2 million with Minnesota in April. He can continue to participate in practices as well as the team’s preseason games. Simpson will be eligible to play in Week Four when the Vikings play the Lions.
Simpson was arrested in January after receiving a shipment of marijuana at his home in Kentucky in the fall. He had 50 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns last year for the Bengals.