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Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

Posted on: September 24, 2011 12:03 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2011 12:04 pm
Simpson could still play Sunday. (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Earlier this week, police detained and questioned Bengals players Jerome Simpson and Anthony Collins after someone at Simpson's house signed for a package containing 2.5 pounds of high-grade marijuana from California. No arrests were made, but authorities found six more pounds of marijuana inside Simpson's home.

Collins has been cleared by coach Marvin Lewis -- and more importantly, a Kentucky prosecutor -- of any wrongdoing, and according to a statement released by Collins' lawyer, the only thing he's guilty of is poor timing.

Simpson, meanwhile, missed practice on Thursday and Friday as the team figures out what to do with a player recently found with more than eight pounds of pot in his home. Simpson is listed as questionable on the Bengals' injury report, although there's a chance he plays Sunday when Cincinnati hosts San Francisco.

“We’re still taking to people and figuring out what the best thing is for Jerome,” Lewis said, according to Cincinnati Enquirer 's Joe Reedy. “Any decisions I make on it are going to be based on what people recommend is the best thing for him.”

Lewis has spoken with Simpson in recent days and says that “he’s as anyone would be caught in a situation like that. We have to continue to support him and help him that way.”

Reedy reports that Simpson, who caught four passes for 136 yards during last week's loss the Broncos, has become one of the most followed Bengals on Twitter. But after this week's incident, he has shut down his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While it's easy to dismiss this as the latest example of the Bengals being the Bengals, it's a tad more complicated than that.

“There hasn’t been a non profit, a school visit a visit to a hospital that Jerome Simpson hasn’t been involved in,” Lewis said. “He’s done as much as anyone on the team in being part of the community. I think that’s why everyone feels the way they do. The process really has to (carry itself out) and unfortunately it became more public than we expected it to be. But it is what it is right now.”

And "what it is" includes the possibility that Simpson might be on the field Sunday. If he doesn't, Andre Caldwell, normally the team's No. 4 receiver, could be in the starting lineup.

After a tough loss last week in overtime, the 49ers look to bounce back as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Jason Horowitz and's Pat Kirwan preview this game.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:38 am

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:13 am

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
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Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 10:35 am

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

your missing the fact that it may not be his.  He has plenty of people living in that house.  May not have even known it was there.  quick to judge.  Shame on you. 

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 10:18 am

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

Notice how when the Steelers S Holmes was found with half a joint in his car, the Steelers management and ownership benched him for a game. Now that wasn't even close to SIX POUNDS!! and this was the superbowl MVP not some mediocre wide receiver. And they wonder why they can't win in Cinncinatti?

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 7:59 pm

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

Seriously now, is not being a member of a NFL team provide enough disposable income that you do not have to resort to selling weed to the people of Cinn. I just threw up in my mouth.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 5:00 pm

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

I feel bad for all these guys who go to the natti with a clean record just to play football. It's like that team is a total bad influence on these young, wealthy, college educated pro athletes. They are the victims of their situation locked into multiyear contract with no way out. One of them had to do a header off the back of a pickup truck just to end it. When is the league going to start investigating that seedy criminal creating franchise. I hope these young, well-to-do stand-up individuals find Jesus as their saviour and a good agent to guide them through their trials and tribulations of being over exposed in the media, criminalized by the press all because, of no choice of their own, they were drafted by the evil empire that is the Cinncinnatti Bengals.

Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2011 4:44 pm

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

While some may feel it should be legalized, and I don't completely disagree with that....the fact remains that it isn't. IT'S STILL ILLEGAL!
Any regular Joe, non-famous, non-pro athlete caught with 8 pounds would be slapped immediately with "intent to distibute" and be sent to jail. The fact that this clown has talent to catch a freaking football shoulnd't excuse him!
Nor should be he excused for his other good work in the community. It's as two faced as the Senators that don't pay their taxes!

I love the NFL...but I am sick and tired of this crap. Pro Athletes have a conscious choice to make, just like all the other citizens in this country. Break the law....risk losing your career when you go to jail. The only reason he could even be able to play is because there is no conviction YET...and he is out on bail.

Those that think it's like buying cigs or wine....need to check your heads! As long as weed remains illegal, but hugely will be a large part of drug trafficking. This means it will involve cartels, gangs, and violence. Don't be stupid and think weed is some "nice" drug in the drug trade. It's a huge cash crop for the cartels and people all over the world die weekly in drug disputes/wars over weed. It's not all Cocaine and heavy narcotics that drive the violence. In many cases, they are intertwined. You buy's contribute to the problem!

Since: Sep 24, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 4:36 pm

Lewis hasn't ruled Simpson out for 49ers game

Hey Gp, pot is illegal except for medical use in some states. Alcohol and cigs are not. That is the difference. He broke the law!

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