(12-21-19) According to a Lima News story former two-time Mr. Basketball Greg Simpson (46) was indicted by the Allen County grand jury earlier this month on two counts of tampering with records (3rd-degree felony counts).
The incidents according to the report took place between October 2018 and July of this year.
Simpson was arrested on Thursday and was released on an own-recognizance bond.
In high school Simpson starred at Lima Senior, was named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball in 1991 and 1992. He had his #3 retired in 2013 and was named to the first class of the Lima Senior Hall of Fame in 2018.
Ohio HS All-Time Career Scoring Leaders
Points, Career (minimum 2,200)
3,208 – Jon Diebler, Fostoria (2003-2004) & Upper Sandusky (2004-2007)
2,977 – Luke Kennard, Franklin (2011-2015)
2,958 – Jay Burson, New Concord John Glenn (1981-1985)
2,680 – Geno Ford, Cambridge (1989-1993)
2,646 – LeBron James, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (1999-2003)
2,581 – Rex Leach, Vienna Mathews (1951-1955)
2,573 – Mike Phillips, Akron Manchester (1970-1974)
2,567 – Bill Szabo, Oberlin Firelands (1976-1980)
2,562 – Nate Davis, Bellaire (2002-2006)
2,492 – Larry Huston, Savannah (1951-1955)
2,460 – Jerry Lucas, Middletown (1955-1958)
2,438 – Bob Huggins, Bowerston Conotton Valley & Gnadenhutten Indian Valley South (1967-1971)
2,423 – Dante Jackson, Greenfield McClain (2004-2007)
2,412 – Jamar Butler, Lima Shawnee (2001-2004)
2,408 – Jarron Cumberland, Wilmington (2013-2016)
2,385 – Allan Hornyak, Bellaire St. John Central (1965-1969)
2,370 – Beau Justice, Peebles (2012-2015)
2,366 – Matt Witt, Tipp City Bethel (1998-2002)
2,346 – Greg Simpson, Lima Senior (1988-1992)
After graduating Simpson would go on to play for Ohio State, later transferring to West Virginia. As a Buckeye he was named Big 10 Freshman of the Year.
While at OSU his troubles with the law would see him being released from the team.
In September of 1994 Buckeye Athletic Director Andy Geiger announced that Simpson was off the team and his scholarship had been revoked.
After transferring to West Virginia the troubles continued for Simpson, in September of 1996 following a hit-and-run accident in May he was released from the team.
Over the years his run ins with the law have continued.