2.5 pounds of pot tracked to NFL player's home

Wide receiver Jerome Simpson (89) of the Cincinnati Bengals goes to the line of scrimmage against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

CINCINNATI - California authorities say they tracked a package containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana to the home of a Cincinnati Bengals player in suburban northern Kentucky.

Spokeswoman Michelle Gregory with the California Department of Justice says Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson and teammate Anthony Collins were at the house on Tuesday when a woman there accepted the package. It had been sent from Eureka, Calif.

Gregory tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that Simpson told officers he lived at the home, and he allowed them to do a search. She says the search turned up six more pounds of marijuana.

According to Californiawatch.org, Bengals offensive lineman Anthony Collins was also detained and questioned at Simpson's home.

Gregory says no arrests were made. She says an investigation is continuing.

A Bengals spokesman offered no comment. Calls to Simpson's and Collins' agents went unreturned.

In the first two games this season, Simpson has 8 catches for 180 yards, including a 84-yard reception last week against the Broncos.

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