Former CCU star Simpson in jail following DWI charge

nfl-simpsonvikesFormer Coastal Carolina standout and current Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson finds himself in more legal trouble.

Simpson was jailed on a misdemeanor DWI charge early Saturday morning. He was arrested on probable cause after refusing to take a breathalyzer test and booked into Hennepin County Jail at 5:39 a.m.

Simpson is expected to be jailed for the weekend because he is on a 36-hour hold, according to a jail spokesperson. He could be held until noon on Tuesday since it is a weekend. However, a judge may review the case sooner.

The 27-year-old is on probation stemming from a guilty plea on a felony drug charge in April 2012. While living in Northern Kentucky and playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, the former Chant had a large amount of marijuana delivered to his home.

Simpson could face league discipline under the NFL’s repeat-offender clause. He served a three-game suspension last season as a result of the previous incident.

“The Vikings are aware of the matter involving Jerome Simpson,” the team said in a statement. “We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

Simpson has 33 catches for 491 yards this season. The Vikings beat the Washington Redskins 34-27 on Thursday. Their next game is Nov. 17 at the Seattle Seahawks.

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