|National Football League|
|Sep. 18 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET16:48 GMT12:48 AM 北京时间9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST11:48 AM CT20:48 UAE12:48 ET15:48 - Suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver's license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle. Simpson has a Nov. 3 arraignment scheduled in Hennepin County court.
Analysis: Rick Hart, deputy police chief for the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, confirmed Thursday that Simpson was cited but not arrested July 7. Hart says no further information would be made public for now. The citation was issued shortly after midnight on a road less than a mile from the team's headquarters in Eden Prairie. Simpson is in the final week of his three-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He was arrested in 2013 on suspicion of drunk driving.
|Aug. 29 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET15:22 GMT11:22 PM 北京时间8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST10:22 AM CT19:22 UAE11:22 ET14:22 - Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. Simpson missed the first three games in 2012 following a felony drug conviction.
Analysis: The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice for Week 4. Simpson will sit out games against St. Louis, New England and New Orleans.
|Aug. 19 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET22:53 GMT6:53 AM 北京时间3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST5:53 PM CT2:53 UAE (+1)18:53 ET21:53 - Simpson has appealed a pending three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Simpson confirmed Tuesday that he was absent from practice Monday to attend a hearing on his case at league headquarters in New York. Simpson said he "just told them the truth," but he acknowledged he was unsure whether his argument would persuade the NFL to reduce or eliminate any punishment.
Analysis: Simpson was arrested last November on suspicion of drunken driving when his sports car broke down on a freeway just outside of downtown Minneapolis. He pleaded guilty to careless driving and refusing to submit to a chemical test, avoiding jail time for community service and two years of probation. Simpson served a three-game suspension to start the 2012 season.
|Mar. 14 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET18:08 GMT2:08 AM 北京时间11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST12:08 PM CT22:08 UAE14:08 ET17:08 - The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed Simpson.
Analysis: He caught 48 passes for a career-high 726 yards in 2013.