Authorities: 2.5 pounds of pot sent to home of Bengals player
The Bengals wide receiver is tackled after making a catch against the Denver Broncos last weekend.
September 22nd, 2011
01:29 PM ET

Authorities: 2.5 pounds of pot sent to home of Bengals player

A package containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana was delivered to the Kentucky home of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson earlier this week, drug enforcement officials in California said Thursday.

Authorities tracked the package from a mail distribution center in Sacramento to Simpson's home in the Cincinnati suburb of Crestview Hills, Kentucky, said Michelle Gregory of the California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. The package originated in Eureka in northern California, she said, and was one of 40 packages authorities were tracking.

The California authorities notified those in Kentucky, who monitored the delivery. Aleen Smith, identified as Simpson's girlfriend, signed for the package, Gregory said.

A search of the home, to which Simpson consented, revealed six more pounds of marijuana along with scales, boxes and packaging materials consistent with a distribution operation, Gregory said.

Simpson and a teammate who was at his house, offensive tackle Anthony Collins, were questioned and released, Gregory said.

Charges in the case are expected to be filed this week, she said, but it was unclear Thursday where those charges would be filed. Whether the charges are state or federal, they will likely be felony charges, Gregory said.

The Kenton County, Kentucky, prosecutor's office said Thursday it had no comment on the case.

Calls to Simpson's home on Thursday were hung up on.

Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan said the situation is fluid but would not make further comment.

Simpson is a fourth-year wide receiver from North Carolina. He has started both the Bengals' games this season, grabbing eight passes for 180 yards.

Collins is a fourth-year linebacker from Texas who has played mostly special teams this year, according to the Bengals' website.

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soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. RUFFNUTT ( INTERNATIONAL WEED SMOKER AND NERF HERDER )

    I MISS my 86 monte ss , cause you could hide a pound of weed in the dash..
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    even when the k9 patrol would pull me over they couldn't find it cause i spilled my bong all over the floor and sprayed pepper sray all over the inside..

    September 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT ( INTERNATIONAL WEED SMOKER AND NERF HERDER )

    my 75 hurst olds was even better.. it had a built in factory weed tray with a weed light for rolling up joints...

    September 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SteveG

    Feds are only concerned because they did not get their TAX, legalize it and you will get your money... see how this works?

    September 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Theres a whole lot a sneezin goin round. Kinda like with "Cool hand Luke", with Paul Newman

    September 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    I have a family member with Alzheimers, a place in Florida has done some work for 20 years, and says it breaks up the plaque in the brain and it could be a miracle drug for Alzheimers.

    September 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. AJ

    Do you really need to sell weed with an NFL salary?

    September 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Probably his personal stash.

      September 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT ( INTERNATIONAL WEED SMOKER AND NERF HERDER )

    I KNOW I CAN SMOKE A 1/4 lb a week myself easy..

    September 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DC

    AC: I don't it's the money he was after...but good point...

    September 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT ( INTERNATIONAL WEED SMOKER AND NERF HERDER )

    it's fun to sell weed... you get lots of chicks, all the teenagers hang out and think your cool, you get free stuff in trade... not to mention lots of money...

    September 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary jane ☺

      not to mention you always get smoked up!

      September 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    Kinda sounds like fishing to me with scales and weighing and all

    September 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    DRUGS ARE BAD WEEDS MMMMKKKY

    September 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mary jane ☺

    sounds like i should be a bengals fan!!!

    September 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lord Vader

    Well well I guess this black guy didnt do this either!

    September 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anomic Office Drone

    I understand liking pot and all, but you have to be smart about what you do. There is nothing smart about 2.5 lbs. of pot anywhere, not even in the pot friendly states. Keep it under and ounce and stay out of trouble. Also, if you're a football player making football money, what you doing selling drugs? That's just stupid.

    September 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT

    i use to buy weed from the chiefs vanover.. till he got busted.. he had the best deals... cept he never tipped...

    September 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
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