Two Bengals Players Questioned After High-Grade Marijuana Shipment Arrives At Jerome Simpson's House

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Wide receiver Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a 31 yard pass reception as Cassius Vaughn #41 and Rahim Moore #26 of the Denver Broncos make the tackle in the third quarter at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

According to, two Cincinnati Bengals players were questioned by police regarding a "high-grade marijuana" shipment arrived from Northern California to the home of Jerome Simpson.

Cincinnati Bengals teammates Jerome Simpson and Anthony Collins, both 25, were at Simpson’s home in Crestview Hills, Ky., yesterday when a package allegedly containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana arrived at the house in what authorities called a controlled delivery.

A third person, Aleen Smith, allegedly signed for the package, which was sent from Eureka, Calif., and intercepted in Sacramento, authorities said.All three were questioned at the residence, but no arrests were made at the time.

Inside the home, police allegedly found six more pounds of marijuana, other empty parcels, scales and packaging material.

“The house was set up as a potential distribution network,” said Tommy LaNier, head of the National Marijuana Initiative, a group that is funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and helps coordinate marijuana enforcement operations around the United States.

“They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed from that residence,” he said.

According to the report, Simpson and Collins were "detained and interviewed at the residence after the package was delivered".

Local 12 Sports Directory Brad Johansen confirmed that the "California bureau of nartcations" have said that both players are "part of what is now an ongoing investigation."

This story is developing and we'll have more details as they become known.

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