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NFL Football Talk Today, 05:03 PM
This thread will be used for a lot of general NFL news.   Obviously big stories will get their own threads, but a lot of the NFL tid...
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NFL: The 5 Teams That Never Seem to Win Playoff Games

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:03 PM
NFL: The 5 Teams That Never Seem to Win Playoff Games by Matt Reevy   As training camp opens up, cast your mind back to winter...
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Josh Gordon: An Open Letter

NFL Football Talk Today, 05:03 PM
An Open Letter To Charles Barkley & Co.(Yes, I have a “problem,” but it’s not the one all of you seem to think it is.) By Josh G...
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Article: Tapping the Brakes on Vikings Predictions

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:03 PM
It’s post-draft and post-free agency time in the NFL. Organized team activities (OTAs) have begun, and the 32 teams in the NFL are gettin...
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Vikings Injury News

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:03 PM
A thread to keep updated on the injuries. 
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Article: Zimmer Gets Passing Grades in Year 1

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 07:33 AM
There’s been plenty of focus on the Minnesota Vikings’ rookies this past season—particularly first-rounders Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridge...
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Simpson Suspension Upheld

The NFL announced Friday that they have upheld the three-game suspension of Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson.
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The Vikings released the following statement from an NFL spokesperson:

“Jerome Simpson of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Simpson will be eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Monday, September 22 following the team’s September 21 game against the New Orleans Saints.”

The three-game suspension stems from Simpson’s drunken-driving arrest last Nov. 9 in Minneapolis. He eventually pleaded guilty to careless driving and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

His attorneys appealed the three-game NFL suspension at a recent hearing, arguing that he shouldn’t be regarded as a repeat offender of the league’s substance abuse program because this was his first alcohol-related offense.

Their arguments evidently didn’t work.

Simpson was previously suspended the first three games of the 2012 season after mailing marijuana to his house – he served 15 days and jail and put on three years’ probation for that arrest.

The Vikings must trim their roster to 53 players tomorrow. The suspension creates room for one more wide receiver to potentially make the cut.


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