UPDATE: Jerome Simpson has been released by the Vikings, per a statement from them
The circus continues with the Vikings. Nearly done with his suspension with the Vikings, he found himself in trouble again. From Matt Vensel at the Star Tribune:
The Vikings receiver was cited July 7 on charges of marijuana possession, open bottle and violating a limited drivers license, according to Hennepin County Court records.
He has a Nov. 3 court appearance.
ESPN was first to report the news. The team has not issued a comment.
Simpson is serving a three-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season.
Simpson was arrested Nov. 9 but avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving. Simpson was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service.
This is Simpson’s second suspension from the NFL. He previously was suspended for three games when he first signed with the Vikings in 2012 related to a drug arrest in September 2011 while he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Dude might be gone soon.
UPDATE: Hennepin County probation was unaware of the citation.
Hennepin County probation was unaware of Simpson’s citation but are preparing to summon him back to court on possible violation #Vikings
— Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) September 18, 2014