Jerome Simpson signs with the Vikings

Posted Apr 27, 2012
Aaron Wilson

Newly-minted Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson's one-year deal is worth $2 million, according to a league source. The deal includes an $800,000 base salary, $950,000 roster bonus and a $250,000 workout bonus. Simpson has been suspended for three games by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy

Simpson was sentenced to 15 days in jail and assigned to three years probation in his plea agreement with Kentucky prosecutors after pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge involving two pounds of marijuana being shipped to his home.

Initially indicted on marijuana trafficking, the case was reduced to prohibited act relating to controlled substances. He was given 200 hours of community service, fined $7,500 and ordered to undergo drug testing.

“I take full responsibility for my actions,” Simpson said in court.

Simpson caught 53 passes for 758 yards and four touchdowns last season.

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