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Jerome Simpson Pleads Not Guilty To Trafficking Charge

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According to Jim Hannah of nky.com, Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson entered a plea of not guilty to trafficking charges Monday.

Simpson's legal troubles stem from a September 19th raid by narcotic units of his Kentucky residence. Initial reports claimed that a package of 2.5 pounds of marijuana was found along with over 6 more pounds of marijuana and other contraband, however, recent reports have said that the amount of marijuana found was in fact just under 3 pounds. Simpson did not start the following game but he did play in all 16 games this season. He is set to become a free agent on March 13 and as one of the team's most inconsistent players, it's unclear as to whether or not the Bengals will re-sign him.

If found guilty of felony trafficking charges, that decision is made for them as Simpson would face a punishment of one to five years in prison. Simpson has until Tuesday to post bond, but will likely remain free until his next hearing on February 20th.