Vikings' Jerome Simpson: 'I sincerely apologize' - KMSP-TV

Vikings' Jerome Simpson: 'I sincerely apologize'

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) -

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson addressed the media on Monday and apologized for his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving from over the weekend.

"I sincerely apologize for the attention that I have brought to the fans, the community and myself," Simpson said.

On Saturday morning, Simpson's Dodge Charger was stalled on I-394 around 4 a.m. when a state trooper noticed his vehicle was blocking lanes, according to a patrol spokesman.

According to police, Simpson showed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test after he told police he had been at the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis but he hadn't been drinking.

Simpson refused a breath test and was booked at Hennepin County jail at 5:39 a.m. Saturday and released around 1 p.m. after posting $12,000 bond.

He said Monday he could not comment on whether or not he expects disciplinary action from the NFL, but said he expects to play Sunday in Seattle.

"I just got great support with this team and they're going to help me get through whatever arises," Simpson said.

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