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Should we go after Gordon?

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 08:26 PM
I know awhile back we had talked about this, and it seemed like a pipe dream. As Gordon is under contract for 2016. But, apparently the B...
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Notable NFL News (Cuts, signings, injuries, etc.)

NFL Football Talk Yesterday, 03:20 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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Article: Gophers Football Preview: 5 Big Questions

College Football And Draft Yesterday, 03:17 PM
It might not feel like it given the heat wave in the Twin Cities this week, but fall isn't that far away. And that means that college foo...
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Cool Story About Alfred Morris

NFL Football Talk Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Fox Sports: Cowboys RB signed $3.5M deal but still drives a car he bought for two bucks by Cameron DaSilva   The Dal...
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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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