September 23, 2011

Bengals Receiver Has Drugs Mailed to Home

By - Kris Fletcher

For authorities tracking a two and a half pound marijuana shipment from California, the trail ended unexpectedly at the home of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson in northern Kentucky.

Photo by: Geoff Hobson
A search of the house also turned up six more pounds of marijuana, smoking pipes and scales, authorities said.

According to Michelle Gregory, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Justice, Simpson was present along with his girlfriend and teammate Anthony Collins on Tuesday when the package was delivered.

"We don't believe it (the package) was for personal use," Gregory said. "We believe there's some sort of distribution or sales out of his home."

No arrests have been made, and law enforcement agents are still trying to determine who exactly sent the package to Simpson's house.

A Bengals spokesman said the club was aware of the situation but had no further comment. Simpson was excused from practice yesterday to deal with the matter. It is still unclear whether he will be available for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.


  1. What a total moron. Guess his NFL salary isn't enough for him to get by on.

  2. Not surprising. Common practice for all Bengals players.