Bengals WR Simpson faces jail sentence on drug charge
COVINGTON, KY. | Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson could receive a 60-day jail sentence after pleading guilty Thursday to a drugrelated felony charge as part of an agreement with prosecutors, further clouding his future in the NFL.
A judge will decide next month whether to accept the prosecutors’ recommendation or give him a more lenient sentence. The four-year veteran is a free agent after completing his contract with the Bengals. His guilty plea could bring a suspension from the league, which would make him less attractive on the free agent market.
The Eagles placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Desean Jackson. Jackson was scheduled to become a free agent on March 13.
Four-time Pro Bowl guard Kris Dielman has retired from the San Diego Chargers. He sustained a concussion last season that led the NFL to tell game officials to watch closely for symptoms during games.
Sometimes, it’s the freak accidents and the busted plays that change the course of an NBA season. For Wizards forward Andray Blatche, it was a little of both.
“It was a freak play,” Blatche said of the calf injury he sustained Jan. 28 in a game at the Charlotte Bobcats. “When I first got in, Boris Diaw, he came down crazy out of control. I tried to take a charge and I fell down. I was getting up and I was like, ‘Aw, man.’
“I tried to play. I thought, ‘Maybe it’s just a cramp or a charley horse,’ so I guess I hurt it more as I tried to play through it, but I couldn’t even run or