An NFL Player Allegedly Tried to Have 2.5 Pounds of Marijuana Mailed to His House

An NFL Player Allegedly Tried to Have 2.5 Pounds of Marijuana Mailed to His House

Stop us if you've heard this one before. On Wednesday, a Cincinnati Bengals player got arres...Wow, that was fast! But, trust us, you haven't heard this one before. Sure, you've heard about Bengals players—many, many Bengals players—getting popped for allegedly committing crimes in the past. But none like this.

On Wednesday, Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson and his teammate Anthony Collins were detained at Simpson's home in Kentucky when a package containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana was delivered to his house. After a female at the home signed for the package, cops swooped in to search the rest of Simpson's home and also found six more pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Shortly after the bust, the head of the National Marijuana Initiative revealed that he believes Simpson's residence was being used as a weed distribution network.

"They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California," said NMI head Tommy LaNier, "and from there, it was being distributed from that residence."

Yikes. Simpson hasn't officially been charged with anything yet. But, uh, yeah. In spite of his 146 receiving yards last week, you might wanna think twice before you pick him up on your fantasy team. And not just because he plays on the Bengals. [via Shutdown Corner]

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