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Free agent WR Simpson hit with three-game ban

Free agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson -- who has drawn interest from the Vikings -- has been suspended for three games by the NFL under the league’s substance abuse policy. Simpson pleaded guilty last month to a felony drug charge involving marijuana possession.
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Free agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson -- who has drawn interest from the Vikings -- has been suspended for three games by the NFL under the league’s substance abuse policy. Simpson pleaded guilty last month to a felony drug charge involving marijuana possession.

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