On Monday, Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson went to New ...

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On Monday, Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson went to New York for an appeal hearing on his latest suspension. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it’s a potential three-game ban.

The punishment arises from a November 2013 arrest for DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Simpson later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and failure to submit to a chemical test, but the outcome triggers scrutiny under the portion of the substance-abuse policy that relates to alcohol-related offenses.

Simpson’s three-game suspension arising from felony drug charges in 2012 made him susceptible to a suspension for his latest offense under the substance-abuse policy. Which doesn’t bode well for Browns receiver Josh Gordon and his own pending DUI charge, given his history of violations of the substance-abuse policy.

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