CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches his teammates during the game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 25, 2011 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 49ers defeated the Bengals 13-8. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
The NFL announced on Monday that former Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson will be suspended three games for the upcoming 2012 regular season for violating the league's policy and program for substances abuse. In truth we had known about the suspension since April 24, when the league announced the suspension.
So we can only assume that the "update" has more to do with a failed appeals process or that the initial announcement wasn't official, and simply an "Insider" being informed of the decision before it was being made official. Who knows these days.
Simpson, who signed a one-year deal worth $2 million with the Minnesota Vikings over the offseason, was sentenced to 15 days in jail in early April as part of a plea deal that included paying $7,500 in court fees, 200 hours of community service and three years of probation.
And before you spam my email with complaints about former Bengals players, just remember, we've had two Mohamed Sanu updates. So we still rule.