|Simpson pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Jerome Simpson made perhaps the most exciting play of 2011 when he performed a front flip over Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington and nearly stuck the landing to score a touchdown. Now, Simpson can call himself a convicted felon.
That’s because he pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge drug, stemming from an incident in September in which a package containing 2.5 pound bag of high-grade marijuana from California was delivered to his Covington, Ky., home.
Simpson was indicted on a felony charge of marijuana trafficking, but he pleaded guilty to a prohibited act relating to controlled substances. It’s still a Class D felony, and Simpson could face up to 60 days in jail. He also could face a suspension from the league. Simpson will be sentenced April 5.
Simpson and his attorney had no comment as they left the courthouse.
Simpson was an honorable mention in our wide receiver free agent rankings, but with his guilty plea, you’d have to think his stock will drop significantly, despite coming off the best season of his career.
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