Ex-Chant Simpson slapped with six-game suspension

nfl-simpson49ersFormer Coastal Carolina star and San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerome Simpson was suspended for six games by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the NFL’s Substances of Abuse Policy.

Simpson was released by the Minnesota Vikings last year after he was cited for having marijuana and an open bottle of alcohol in his car while driving on a restricted driver’s license.

Simpson was already serving a three-game suspension for a 2013 drunken-driving arrest. He also served a three-game suspension in 2012 after being convicted of a felony for mailing 2 pounds of marijuana to his Kentucky home while he was playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Simpson, 29, signed a two-year free agent contract with the 49ers in the offseason. He will be eligible to return to the 49ers’ active roster Oct. 19 but will continue to practice with the team.

Simpson made a name for himself for his highlight reel catches both at Coastal and in the NFL.

Photo courtesy of San Francisco 49ers

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