Trumaine McBride (38) breaks up a pass in the end zone against Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson (81) during the second half at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Faytok/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Jerome Simpson arrested for DWI

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson had himself a nice game in Thursday night’s win over the Washington Redskins, but something not-so-nice happened to Simpson this morning. With hat tips to our Vikings site The Viking Age and Twitter user @schazin, Simpson was arrested at 5:39 this morning for DWI on probable cause. ESPN 1500’s Darren Wolfson confirmed the arrest by speaking with a “jail source” after first looking at the link provided above. Simpson’s most famous off-field incident came in 2011 when he was arrested for trafficking a substantial amount of marijuana, and he’s made several regrettable decisions in his career. This latest mistake could cause further ramifications, and it will be interesting to see how the Vikings handle this DWI arrest. Little information is available at this point in time, so please keep an eye out for further updates (The Viking Age should have continuous updates). It’s too early to make any snap judgments, but we do know that Jerome Simpson was indeed arrested for DWI this morning. With four receptions for 45 yards on Thursday, Simpson had himself his first good game of the season since Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. As usual, Simpson had been up-and-down (but mostly down) in his time with the Minnesota Vikings, so he is definitely an expendable player following this latest off-field issue. You can follow Joe Soriano on Twitter for more NFL updates and analysis @SorianoJoe. Be sure to like us on Facebook here and follow our site on Twitter as well.

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