COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson could receive a 60-day jail sentence after pleading guilty Thursday to a drug-related felony charge as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
The four-year NFL veteran also faces a suspension from the league for violating its personal conduct policy. He's a free agent after completing his contract with the Bengals.
Simpson wore a dark gray suit and stood with his hands in his pockets for a hearing Thursday in Kenton County Circuit Court aimed at concluding a drug case that has hung over him since September, when a package containing approximately 2 pounds of marijuana was delivered to his home in northern Kentucky.
The package had been tracked by agents from California. Authorities later searched Simpson's home and approximately another pound of marijuana, county Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders said after the hearing on Thursday. He was indicted on a felony charge of marijuana trafficking. The agreement changes...