Jerome Simpson's Suspension Details Now Set

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson finally got long awaited details on his availability during his three-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Simpson, who spent last year in Cincinnati, was suspended for the first three games of the season in relation to a September 2011 incident in which police intercepted a package containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana addressed to Simpson's home.

The NFL informed the Vikings on Tuesday that Simpson will be allowed to visit team facilities and attend meetings but will be prohibited from practicing and lifting weights with teammates during his suspension. Simpson has caught three passes for 43 yards this preseason, with all his catches coming in the Vikings' second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 17.

Simpson is likely to see time at the starting wide receiver spot opposite Percy Harvin when he returns from his suspension.

For more news on the Vikings; check out Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota.

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