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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  1. Mr, President

    I didn't get my weekly shipment. This must be it.

    September 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @gung hoe:

    I saw that! Glad I could be of use! 😉

    September 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    Your heart skips a beat, huh? You may want to see a doctor about that.

    Uh huh, so where's your opinion on this thread? Blog away.

    September 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mmmmm

    anyone can mail a package to anywhere...

    September 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonny

      You're right. But scales, more greens, baggies, etc.? Methinks you doth protest too much.

      October 6, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Whacky Weed World.

    Any other person without the celebrity status, would be in jail

    September 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    Ruffnut works for GATES bbq in kc. It is laced with his good weed, thats why im so additcted to it.

    September 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pmk1953

    How stupid do you have to be to be a professional athlete anymore? If I had a job paying what they make, I'd leave the 'hood behind.

    September 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Including yourself, Darwin, and just by posting your little post, guess what? You've joined our ranks! Congrats!

    September 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    wouldnt mind a lil bit of gods valium myself right now!! puff puff cough PASS LOL

    September 22, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. oneLonelyVoice

    Drugs are sooooo bad.

    September 22, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    duhhhh Dawrin what san I sayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy abbbbbbooouuuttt youuuuu, huh, ohhhhh wowww mannnn imm soooooo freakin hiiiiiiiiighhhh.

    September 23, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. justathought

    @ mary jane=====I had a girl friend named Marry Jane once, we called her Crazy Marry Jane K_____. She eared the Crazy part, 'cuz she did some crazy things. In spite of that I really liked her, she had a heart of gold, she was really cute, no, she was beautiful. She was a Christian, but she didn't like the church I joined, so she dumped me.

    September 23, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. justathought

    i don't use, but I can't understand why the feds don't leagaiize it, I'd wager a number of them use. But, they could be collecting taxes insead of paying for arrests. Although, it takes brains to figgure that out.

    September 23, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Really!!

    Ironic really, this guy enjoys a lil bud and still plays at the top of his game, what is so bad about a lil pot in ones life.

    September 23, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dunnemeyer

    You can take the bengals out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the bengals.

    October 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
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