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NFL's Ko Simpson arrested in Rock Hill

Buffalo Bills safety and former Rock Hill High standout Ko Simpson was arrested outside a Rock Hill bar early New Year's Day after police say he wouldn't leave while they were trying to clear the area.

Simpson, 25, was charged with hindering a police investigation.

Officers went to Celebrations bar on Cherry Road just after 2 a.m. to help security with a crowd leaving the bar and because of a possible assault in the parking lot, according to a Rock Hill police report.

While police were there, security officers at the bar stopped 28-year-old Frederick Hart for speeding through the parking lot, the report stated. Hart became angry and argued with officers, refusing to leave. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Simpson was in Hart's vehicle and "was being verbally abusive" to police, the report stated. He was asked to leave several times, but kept saying, "I'm Ko Simpson with the Buffalo Bills. I am worth millions!"

Simpson finally began to leave the parking lot, but as police were struggling secure people who were under arrest, Simpson walked back yelling and screaming, trying to get to Hart. That's when he was arrested, the report stated.

As a high school senior, Simpson helped lead Rock Hill to the 2002 Class AAAA Division I state championship.

He played two seasons at the University of South Carolina before Buffalo made him the 105th overall pick in the 2006 draft.

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