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Jerome Simpson avoids jail time

Updated: January 2, 2014, 7:37 PM ET
By Ben Goessling | ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson avoided jail time on Thursday after pleading guilty to careless driving and a third-degree DWI charge stemming from his Nov. 9 arrest in Minneapolis.

Simpson's sentence for the third-degree DWI -- or refusal to submit to a breath test -- was stayed, and he will perform 120 hours of community service in public schools instead of spending 15 days in a workhouse for the careless driving charge. He will be on probation for ...

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