Vikings WR Jerome Simpson pled guilty to a charge of prohibited acts involving controlled substances in March after police found several pounds of marijuana in his Kentucky home. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and suspended by the league for the first three games of the season.
He spoke with the St. Paul Pioneer Press about a variety of topics, including his trouble with the law: "I made a poor decision. I got caught in something that wasn't really my personality or me. Everybody makes mistakes. I just want people to kind of forgive me. I know it's in the back of your mind. Once a person really meets me and talks with me, they will know this doesn't describe this guy. I'm not a drug dealer or anything. I'm not out there like that. I just made a poor decision. I paid my debt to society. I want to help people not make the same decision I made. One of my goals is to help people not go down that path like I did."