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Updated: November 13th, 2013 11:07am
Report: WR Jerome Simpson formally charged with two counts of DWI

Report: WR Jerome Simpson formally charged with two counts of DWI

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is in hot water. The receiver on Saturday was arrested on probable cause DWI and released on $12,000 bond. Now, he's been formally charged of two counts of DWI, according to the Star Tribune.

From the report:

Simpson faces a gross misdemeanor of DWI third degree (refusing to submit to a chemical test) and a misdemeanor charge of DWI fourth degree (operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol).

His first appearance in Hennepin County court is scheduled for Dec. 11.

Simpson on Monday said he expects to play and apologized to the team for the attention he'd brought to the team and to himself. Head coach Leslie Frazier said that he would wait to gather more information befor making a decision on whether to play Simpson. 

The two charges may affect Simpson's availability Sunday as the Vikings play the Seahawks in Seattle.

The Pioneer Press reported that Simpson could face up to three years in prison if it's determined that he violated his probation stemming from a 2012 drug conviction in Kentucky.

We'll have an update from Winter Park on the situation after locker room availability Wednesday.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Leslie Frazier, Jerome Simpson
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