WR Jerome Simpson's suspension upheld

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14
Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson’s three game suspension was upheld by the NFL. Simpson missed practice on Aug. 18 to meet with the league in New York to appeal the suspension stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. The wide receiver avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving following a Nov. 9 arrest. Simpson, 28, was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service in public schools. It’s the second suspension for Simpson, who is entering his sixth season, and it occurs just a day before the Vikings must trim their roster down to 53 players from 75 by 3 p.m. CT on Saturday. It’s unknown how Simpson’s suspension will impact whether they plan to keep five or six receivers. The 28-year-old previously served a three-game suspension when he first signed with the Vikings in 2012 for a drug arrest in September 2011 when he played for the Bengals. Despite knowing of a possible suspension, the Vikings opted to re-sign Simpson to a one-year deal in the offseason. He was used as the team’s third wide receiver in the preseason and had two catches for 25 yards in the four exhibition games.
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A glance at Minnesota's top recruiting targets in the 2015 class

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:28
Now that the Gophers have received commitments from a pair of guards, they're keying in on several critical players for the final two scholarships.
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Gophers defense puts on the hurt in season opener

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:32
The Gophers got a strong performance from their defense, but the unit’s health is a concern.
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Hartman: Gophers have plenty of room to improve

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:31
The former Gophers coach said Jerry Kill’s team did not perform as well as the score indicated.
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Twins in-state trio sad to see Midway Stadium go

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:24
The team’s three in-state players recalled it as a fun place. “It’s part of my childhood,” Joe Mauer said.
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Vikings finish preseason unbeaten

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:03
Win over Titans give Vikings first unbeaten preseason since 2001.
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St. Paul Saints, fans say farewell to Midway Stadium

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:47
Though Thursday was the closing of one chapter, it was also the last step toward a new era with the opening next spring of the team’s new stadium in Lowertown.
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WNBA rivalry rekindled for top two teams in Western Conference

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:06
Lynx-Mercury clash is rich in stars, story lines.
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No leader? No problem for U volleyball

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:58
The volleyball players possess talent throughout the roster and will lean on each other.
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Anderson: Scientist discusses biological control of zebra mussels

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:22
The biological agent was approved for lake application this summer and is being tried in Christmas Lake.
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Halftime blog: Gophers overcome shaky start, lead Eastern Illinois 14-0

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:37
Mitch Leidner fumbled early but led a 90-yard touchdown drive late.
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In 1-for-15 slump, Mauer out of lineup tonight

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:14
The Twins wrap up their series in Kansas City with the first change in 17 games atop their lineup. Joe Mauer will sit this one out.
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