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Marijuana shipment tracked to NFL player's home, news report says

September 21, 2011 | 10:47 pm

Jerome Simpson, left and Anthony Collins

A law enforcement investigation tracked a delivery of potent marijuana from Northern California to a home in Kentucky where two NFL players were at when the package arrived, according to a report by California Watch.

Jerome Simpson and Anthony Collins, both 25 and members of the Cincinnati Bengals, were at Simpson's home when the 2 1/2-pound package allegedly filled with marijuana arrived, the news organization said in its report Wednesday. Simpson is a wide receiver and Collins is an offensive lineman.

The two players, along with a third man who signed for the package when it arrived at the home Tuesday, were questioned by authorities. No arrests were made.

Police allegedly found six more pounds of marijuana inside the home in suburban Crestview Hills, according to the report.  

The investigation was launched the California Department of Justice. Agents from the department alerted law enforcement officials in Kentucky.

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Photos: Jerome Simpson, left and Anthony Collins. Credit: Associated Press

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