The league suspended Simpson three games and fined him an additional game check for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse, according to a news release. He recently received a 15-day jail sentence and three years of probation in connection to a felony drug charge after his girlfriend signed for a large package of marijuana at his house.
Simpson is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
Our own Brian McIntyre reported that Simpson will lose $188,235 in base salary and $178,125 in per-game active roster bonuses for a total of $366,360, citing a knowledgeable source.
Simpson might just be the most overhyped player this OTA season, with many expecting a huge step forward from the annually underachieving former Cincinnati Bengals receiver. Simpson excels in non-padded practices. He'll have to wait until Week 4 of the regular season to prove he has truly turned a corner.