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Simms says he was only smoking cigarettes

Chris Simms admits he told he police he was smoking when he was pulled over by police in Manhattan, but not that kind of smoking.

“My client never admitted to smoking marijuana that night.  He said he
was smoking cigarettes that night,” Simms’ attorney, Nathan Semmel, told the New York Post.

Simms’ wife, who is eight months pregnant, was in the passenger seat when he was pulled over.  Two passengers were in the back seat.  But Semmel would like to throw them under the bus.

“The D.A. should investigate whether those two individuals were
responsible for the marijuana odor.  Witnesses will also corroborate that he never smoked marijuana in
the car that day.  It is absurd to think . . . he would ever drive in any
condition intoxicated while his wife was eight months pregnant,” said
Semmel.

It looks like Santonio and I will have to look elsewhere to find a new wake n bake buddy in the city.

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  1. jerseykingpin says: Jul 1, 2010 6:29 PM

    Get a blood test quick

  2. jaywon says: Jul 1, 2010 6:31 PM

    No claims that he could pass a drug test though?

  3. moppohphor says: Jul 1, 2010 6:31 PM

    post my message

  4. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jul 1, 2010 6:32 PM

    Weed? understandable
    Tobacco (for a professional athlete)? This kid is a lot dumber than anyone knew, but know it was the former anyway. Almost as bad of an explanation as Griese getting injured by “playing with his dogs.”

  5. 2buku4u says: Jul 1, 2010 6:33 PM

    HA! Classic cover up for any pot head. I used that line on many a southern california police officer back in my day, it worked about 50% of the time btw…

  6. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 1, 2010 6:34 PM

    Man I could NOT drive stoned. I once drove 6 hours after smoking and felt like I was going a million miles an hour.
    That being said, I LOVE car rides when I’m stoned for the same reason.

  7. robert ethen says: Jul 1, 2010 6:34 PM

    Yeah, Heaven forbid that he might be smoking pot in a closed vehicle with an unborn baby. Just those highly carcinogenic tobacco cigarettes, and maybe a beer or two on the console.

  8. Jon Evans says: Jul 1, 2010 6:36 PM

    Story seemed off from the begining. Now it looks as how I expect it to be.

  9. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Jul 1, 2010 6:39 PM

    It’s absurd to think he would let anyone smoke marijuana in the vehicle with him or his pregnant wife in it… but it looks like he’s admitting he let them.
    It’s probably not a crime, but it surely is retarded. That kid is going to come out as dumb as his father and grandfather.

  10. John El Way says: Jul 1, 2010 6:41 PM

    Simms unborn baby says: “My dad throws like a girl!”

  11. KUHawks2010 says: Jul 1, 2010 6:41 PM

    IT is absurd to think . . . he would ever drive in any condition intoxicated while his wife was eight months pregnant,” said Semmel.
    Right, because NFL players would never put anybody else at risk from there actions off the field. I am sure the Cop is lieing. blah blah blah

  12. KingOkra says: Jul 1, 2010 6:42 PM

    It’s obviously a mistake, he was just smoking miniature cigars. As for the pot odor, my money is on the wife.

  13. KingOkra says: Jul 1, 2010 6:46 PM

    Pregnant wife smoking pot- “Bake and Bake”.
    When my wife was pregnant, we drove around with friends smoking pot in our back seat all that time. Explains why my kids are hungry all the time, I guess.
    If he was smoking cigarettes or allowing anyone to smoke in his car while his pregnant wife was inside, he should be thrown under the jail. What a friggin loser.

  14. KingOkra says: Jul 1, 2010 6:48 PM

    Look at the bright side…one day, he’ll probably get a really sweet “Happy Father’s Day” bong!

  15. PatsFan0615 says: Jul 1, 2010 6:49 PM

    NFL players smoke cigarettes? Well, I suppose in Simms case it’s possible. When was the last time he saw the field?

  16. deederbob says: Jul 1, 2010 6:49 PM

    Well, that could explain his deplorable performance for the Broncos last season.

  17. numberfour says: Jul 1, 2010 6:54 PM

    that tattoo will surely make him popular in the can.

  18. Jon Evans says: Jul 1, 2010 6:58 PM

    Look at all the jumps to conclusions. hahah
    “they smoked while in the car with his pregnant wife!”
    So they couldn’t have smoked on their own time and then got in the car? /boggle
    Think people, Think.

  19. StupidRednecks says: Jul 1, 2010 6:59 PM

    He will get a free pass because he is white.
    DUH!

  20. KD says: Jul 1, 2010 7:00 PM

    Want a wake & bake buddy? Stop by my place. I got a 2 foot glass bong. And zero knocked up bitches.

  21. CutlerIsACryBaby says: Jul 1, 2010 7:01 PM

    thank god he doesnt play for the broncos anymore

  22. hey-seuss says: Jul 1, 2010 7:02 PM

    Ciga-weed

  23. Beauregard says: Jul 1, 2010 7:03 PM

    He’s got a medical marijuana card for pain from the missing spleen.

  24. nflhof says: Jul 1, 2010 7:11 PM

    Cool I didnt know Chris Simms and Bill Clinton hung out together. Bill and Chris in the HIZZY!!

  25. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Jul 1, 2010 7:16 PM

    Maybe JaMarcus Russell was in the back seat smoking too.

  26. CKL says: Jul 1, 2010 7:17 PM

    KingOkra says:
    July 1, 2010 6:46 PM
    Pregnant wife smoking pot- “Bake and Bake”.
    When my wife was pregnant, we drove around with friends smoking pot in our back seat all that time. Explains why my kids are hungry all the time, I guess.
    If he was smoking cigarettes or allowing anyone to smoke in his car while his pregnant wife was inside, he should be thrown under the jail. What a friggin loser.
    _________________________________
    LOL The fact that no one thinks this post is absurd tells me how well media campaigns by agenda driven people work on most people.

  27. Radiofriendly420 says: Jul 1, 2010 7:18 PM

    Legalize it.

  28. poonhok says: Jul 1, 2010 7:19 PM

    He messed up big time.
    Young will be completely tanking by week 6 and it would have been a prime chance for Simms to take over…

  29. Tom Selleck says: Jul 1, 2010 7:21 PM

    How did Kyle Shanahan get pregnant?

  30. StupidRednecks says: Jul 1, 2010 7:26 PM

    You guys are a lot more understanding than on the Vick blogs – I wonder why that is :)

  31. bigbolt says: Jul 1, 2010 7:27 PM

    “Come on, smoke wit’ me. I got my bong out, son.”
    –Sir Smoke-a-Lot

  32. Popeye says: Jul 1, 2010 7:28 PM

    that wasnt chris simms…it was vick

  33. bosox99 says: Jul 1, 2010 7:28 PM

    Lawyer says, “…..Witnesses will also corroborate that he never smoked marijuana in the car that day. How about outside the car or anywhere else that day? Typical lawyerspeak.

  34. The Hogster says: Jul 1, 2010 7:29 PM

    Oh, so he’s not a THUG and a LIAR??? Nobody wants him to go to PRISON??? He’s not a pothead??? Nobody wants him to get suspended???
    Oh yea, he’s a White guy. Carry on.

  35. StupidRednecks says: Jul 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    The Hogster says:
    July 1, 2010 7:29 PM
    Oh, so he’s not a THUG and a LIAR??? Nobody wants him to go to PRISON??? He’s not a pothead??? Nobody wants him to get suspended???
    Oh yea, he’s a White guy. Carry on.
    ———————————————
    That is hilarious!
    Over in the Vick blog they are barking like an electricuted dog and over here they are just so nice :)
    But they will say it has nothing to do with race :)

  36. numberfour says: Jul 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    simms hasnt shot anyone yet or killed a dog yet.
    and likely wont.
    and he hasnt lied to rajah yet.
    and i havent been sympathetic.

  37. Dr. Steve says: Jul 1, 2010 7:46 PM

    “It is absurd to think he (Sims) would ever drive in any condition intoxicated while his wife was eight months pregnant,” said Semmel.
    The fact that Sims was smoking anything at all is irresponsible if not criminal. His wife, who is eight months pregnant, was next to him in the passenger seat. He was poisoning her and the unborn child with toxic cigarette smoke.
    It is absurd to think that Attroney Semmel and Sims would use as a defense that Sims would never drive when intoxicated. He was doing something equally as dangerous; he was jeopardizing the health of his pregnant wife and their unborn child with his cigarette fumes.

  38. robert ethen says: Jul 1, 2010 7:48 PM

    I guess Simms smokes a brand of cigarettes with a warning picture of black lungs, or rotted teeth and gums, rather than a stillborn baby

  39. ar1888 says: Jul 1, 2010 7:50 PM

    The Hogster, I didnt see anything in the artical about a handgun, or anyone being shot. Where were you when the Big Ben rape case was going on?

  40. The Hogster says: Jul 1, 2010 7:59 PM

    @ar1888 – Didn’t you hear? You don’t have to have actually done anything to be a THUG, or a SCUMBAG. Just be close enough to it, and you should ROT in PRISON.
    Chris Simms may not have smoked a blunt, but he only left THREE MINUTES before it was lit. GUILTY.
    BYE SIMMS.

  41. Burning River says: Jul 1, 2010 8:02 PM

    Smoking is bad.

  42. bigbolt says: Jul 1, 2010 8:02 PM

    Hey Hogster and StupidRedNecks–
    I’m sure as Simms is convicted of running an illegal dog fighting ring, has a friend stealing rolex’s from the airport security checkpoint and has somebody get shot outside his b-day after being warned to keep his nose clean by Goodell….then everyone will be a lot harder on him. Did you see the comments on the Roethlisberger articles??? Last I checked, he is white and those comments were BRUTAL.

  43. funi says: Jul 1, 2010 8:07 PM

    StupidRednecks says:
    July 1, 2010 6:59 PM
    He will get a free pass because he is white.
    DUH!
    Hey idiot, Ben is white and is innocent and got 6 games! Go drink your Budwieser and shoot your shotgun!

  44. Mrsteve says: Jul 1, 2010 8:10 PM

    Simms, Just admit it…….

  45. billsfan1 says: Jul 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    i just cant believe that there is a reason to talk about a former U of Texas football player 8 years after he left paradise, er i mean colllege….dont they usually fall of the face of the earth after season 5 or so?

  46. RED GRANGE says: Jul 1, 2010 8:16 PM

    Typical white trash. His wife was probably smoking with him, he is a menace and needs to be in prison. Thug! Go hangout with Ben Rapein, suburban gangster.

  47. The Hogster says: Jul 1, 2010 8:21 PM

    @Bigbolt – Ben raped TWO girls. And, he didn’t leave THREE MINUTES before they were raped. He actually RAPED them. Real live human beings. What did he get?? A 6 game suspension.
    Vick bankrolled a dogfighting ring. He got 2 years in federal prison, lost his contract and endorsements, a 2 1/2 year suspension from the NFL, and filed bankruptcy. And you know what?? People here still think he hasn’t been punished enough.
    Also, of the things you listed, 2 of them are things that he didn’t even do! It’s not a crime to be stupid. It is a crime to be a rapist.
    Anyway – SIMMS will get a pass, but people here still list the “airport waterbottle smelling like weed thing” to suppor their THUG argument.
    BTW – SIMMS’ story is ridiculous – but he’s a good kid right.

  48. Ray Guy says: Jul 1, 2010 8:23 PM

    “# TFBuckFutter says: July 1, 2010 6:34 PM
    Man I could NOT drive stoned. I once drove 6 hours after smoking and felt like I was going a million miles an hour.
    That being said, I LOVE car rides when I’m stoned for the same reason.”
    ____________________________________
    Thus explaining most of the brain dead responses you post here.

  49. Hayward G says: Jul 1, 2010 8:24 PM

    Is marijuana still illegal? And if so, why?

  50. The Hogster says: Jul 1, 2010 8:26 PM

    I’ll bet Eminem was blasting from the radio, and a puff cloud of ganja came pouring out of the windows amid a backdrop of coughs and giggles.
    It’s just cigarettes officer – I’m Chris Simms. Good ole boy.

  51. bigbolt says: Jul 1, 2010 8:38 PM

    Hogster:
    Roethlisberger has not been convicted of ANYTHING except being a total creep. And that’s a fact. He hasn’t been charged with squat. Everyone’s opinions on the guy aside, the dude still hasn’t been charged with a crime.
    If you think all Vick did was “bankroll” that dogfighting ring you’re a moron. Drowning, electrocuting and slamming dogs to the ground until they die is just a tad bit more than “bankrolling”. Whether he physically did it or watched somebody else do it…that is flat out GOD AWFUL. Being a Vick apologist just shows your ignorance. The dude is trash just like Roethlisberger is trash.

  52. youngtorice says: Jul 1, 2010 8:48 PM

    You really think Ben is innocent funi? Wow, who’s the one smokin now?

  53. StupidRednecks says: Jul 1, 2010 8:52 PM

    bigbolt says:
    July 1, 2010 8:02 PM
    Hey Hogster and StupidRedNecks–
    I’m sure as Simms is convicted of running an illegal dog fighting ring, has a friend stealing rolex’s from the airport security checkpoint and has somebody get shot outside his b-day after being warned to keep his nose clean by Goodell….then everyone will be a lot harder on him. Did you see the comments on the Roethlisberger articles??? Last I checked, he is white and those comments were BRUTAL.
    ——————————————
    “YOU” People will never change……………
    Excuses Excuses.

  54. StupidRednecks says: Jul 1, 2010 8:54 PM

    RED GRANGE says:
    July 1, 2010 8:16 PM
    Typical white trash. His wife was probably smoking with him, he is a menace and needs to be in prison. Thug! Go hangout with Ben Rapein, suburban gangster.
    ——————————————-
    Come on now, between the two of them, they couldn’t count to 10, but their apologists will make up every excuse why they are not trailer trash :)

  55. Crabcake says: Jul 1, 2010 8:57 PM

    Hayward G says:
    July 1, 2010 8:24 PM
    Is marijuana still illegal? And if so, why?
    EXACTLY! Would seriously help the economy!

  56. aj says: Jul 1, 2010 8:58 PM

    Book em horns. Vince, Ced, Simms…. that’s the way it is …

  57. MrHumble says: Jul 1, 2010 9:00 PM

    He “would never do that with his 8 month pregnant wife in the car”….but he would let two other people do it????????? Simple answer coming if he was given a drug test.

  58. kornonthekolb says: Jul 1, 2010 9:01 PM

    What the hell is a “Chris Simms”?

  59. Meat Tuperello says: Jul 1, 2010 9:01 PM

    Drug test him, give him his 4 games and kick him in the balls for smoking anything around his pregnant wife.

  60. The Hogster says: Jul 1, 2010 9:18 PM

    @Bigbolt – Big Ben = Rapist. Twice over. You sir are a moron if you simultaneously argue with Vick that when there’s smoke there’s fire, then talk out of the other side of your mouth that Ben wasn’t convicted of anything……TWICE.
    OJ wasn’t convicted of murdering Nicole Brown or Ron Goldman, but I’ll bet you believe he did that.
    You people with a detached, uninformed perspective always rush to judgement. You are typical Barney Fife heroes who draw conclusions without knowing all of the facts. Sure, you’ll be right congressionally, but you’ll be wrong too. And, in matters of freedom or loss of livelihood, you need to make sure you are right.
    Who am I kidding, all black guys from urban environments are thugs, hoodlums, and can’t speak English. You’re right. No need for the justice system, it doesn’t apply to them anyway – especially if they’ve been in trouble before.
    Carry on.

  61. ThePitts says: Jul 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    second hand smoke with his pregnant wife in the car
    is still irresponsible….either way, he should have had more sense…I would expect more out of any adult / nay, any human being – let alone the father!!!!! this man is wealthy, and stupid, C’MON PHIL…I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB OF PARENTING!!!

  62. scomibord says: Jul 1, 2010 9:20 PM

    waken bake…best buzz of the day-believe dat!!!

  63. MrSalamander says: Jul 1, 2010 9:26 PM

    oh good gawd shut up with the “white folks” nonsense. Losers are losers. There’s two groups of people left in this world: the Haves and the Have Nots. Every one of us posting in here would be up the proverbial creek w/o a paddle in any of these same scenarios…cause we’re all Have Nots. Pull your head outta your ass.

  64. PAJoe says: Jul 1, 2010 9:53 PM

    Chris was just having a little smoke to calm him down, cause he’s sure the baby is going to be half black, he just doesn’t know if it’s going to look like Vince Young, Michael Vick or Sanantonio Holmes!!

  65. The Van Buren Boys says: Jul 1, 2010 9:54 PM

    # nflhof says: July 1, 2010 7:11 PM
    Cool I didnt know Chris Simms and Bill Clinton hung out together. Bill and Chris in the HIZZY!!
    And the only one that can throw a pass between the two is, drum roll please…..Bill Clinton!

  66. StupidRednecks says: Jul 1, 2010 10:00 PM

    bigbolt says:
    July 1, 2010 8:38 PM
    Hogster:
    Roethlisberger has not been convicted of ANYTHING except being a total creep. And that’s a fact. He hasn’t been charged with squat. Everyone’s opinions on the guy aside, the dude still hasn’t been charged with a crime.
    If you think all Vick did was “bankroll” that dogfighting ring you’re a moron. Drowning, electrocuting and slamming dogs to the ground until they die
    ——————————————-
    Dogs? Who freakin cares? I could care less about what happened to a bunch of stupid dogs.
    “YOU” people act like everyone cares about stupid dogs like you pathetic idiots.
    Big freakin deal, I have seen more road kill on the road than Vick ever killed. Even if he did, they were just property.
    Get over it.

  67. WingT says: Jul 1, 2010 10:15 PM

    puff puff pass

  68. Clevelander says: Jul 1, 2010 10:33 PM

    Was he watching Captain Kangaroo too?

  69. TheToolofTools says: Jul 1, 2010 10:39 PM

    Good thing he hid the BONG in the trunk !

  70. Ska4Life says: Jul 1, 2010 10:53 PM

    This is actually a really good plan by Simms.
    Pay the people in the car on the side and let them take the fall. If Simms really only ever did tell the cop he was smoking, then this defense just might work.
    And to all those people who think smoking weed around a pregnant women is bad, think again. It’s almost impossible to get high off of second hand smoke, if it even is possible at all. Secondly, the worst thing I could find for smoking pot regularly while pregnant was a mild correlation to ADD like symptoms for the kid. Oh yea, and some BS about how your pot could be laced. That’s when you know they’ve really got nothing. Having someone smoke a joint in the back seat while your pregnant wife is in the front seat is not really dangerous at all.
    Now, that’s assuming this little story here is all true. It’s most likely not, so yes, Simms was stupid to be driving a car with his pregnant wife in it while high. But as a lot of us know, that’s nowhere near as bad as being drunk. Some slowed reaction time, sure, but at least you’re going slower in the first place. But, next time, Simms, leave the unborn child and the wife at home next time before you go on your next joy ride with the homies.
    Just wanted to correct some of the horribly inaccurate information posted in here.

  71. kornonthekolb says: Jul 1, 2010 11:02 PM

    Can’t wait to see how Phil Simms spins this on his countless, wretched TV appearances starting next month. The whole family has a combined IQ of 68.

  72. WingT says: Jul 1, 2010 11:04 PM

    @StupidRednecks
    your name is appropriate

  73. JayZee says: Jul 2, 2010 1:21 AM

    @Jon Evans. Do you post on EVERY article that exists on this site? Please spare us from your pointless opinions.

  74. VoxVagina says: Jul 2, 2010 2:32 AM

    “It looks like Santonio and I will have to look elsewhere to find a new wake n bake buddy in the city”
    Rosenthal, you? Weed? No way! (Just kidding Gregg)

  75. 36mongor says: Jul 2, 2010 6:11 AM


    “It endangers all of us,” said police Commissioner Ray Kelly. “Driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs. If you’re going to go some place by yourself and hurt yourself thats one thing. When you put the rest of the public at risk, that’s another thing and that’s our business. That’s where we intervene.”

    Is this something that the police Commissioner really wants to be saying to the press? Sounds to me like the kind of words that could come back to haunt him with another case at a later time, but maybe I just don’t have a full understanding of how New York law enforcement works…

  76. SomeFans says: Jul 2, 2010 7:43 AM

    Dogs? Who freakin cares? I could care less about what happened to a bunch of stupid dogs.
    “YOU” people act like everyone cares about stupid dogs like you pathetic idiots
    ————————————————
    More people care about Dogs than trash like “YOU.” Here’s wishing Cujo come up and bites you in the balls. You are a loser in life.

  77. The Real Shuxion says: Jul 2, 2010 7:56 AM

    He is a cigarette. You see what I did there? Me so funny.

  78. Terry says: Jul 2, 2010 8:22 AM

    This could be one of the dumbest prosecutions I’ve ever seen; the SMELL of marijuana does not a conviction make.
    No pot found in car, no blood or urine test performed and with no co-oboration, “no matter how slight” to accompany the alleged confession, there is simply NO CASE!
    No negative PR is another matter, than again who really cares that a 3rd tier QB is getting stoned anyway?

  79. seals says: Jul 2, 2010 8:31 AM

    stupid redneck, wow, and you have the balls to call other people stupid. You come off as very intelligent so I can see you are worth listening to. If you get a chance today open your car door, place your head half way in and start slamming the door.

  80. Patsfan1776 says: Jul 2, 2010 8:55 AM

    The article in the Post says that the police say there weren’t any passengers in the car. Lawyer seems to be going big if he not only is fabricating passengers but passengers that are responsible. This is also the Vick defense!

  81. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jul 2, 2010 9:12 AM

    StupidRednecks says:
    July 1, 2010 10:00 PM
    Dogs? Who freakin cares? I could care less about what happened to a bunch of stupid dogs.
    “YOU” people act like everyone cares about stupid dogs like you pathetic idiots.
    Big freakin deal, I have seen more road kill on the road than Vick ever killed. Even if he did, they were just property.
    Get over it.
    ______________
    Looks like Blondebluedevils made himself a new screen name. Congrats on figuring out how to clear the cookies at the public library.
    At any rate, how we treat the least among us reflects on us as a society. If people torture and kill animals for fun….and we allow it to happen, we lose a little bit of our humanity.
    As to anyone saying that people are giving Simms a free pass because he’s white, that’s intellectually lazy. Maybe (JUST MAYBE) it could be that this isn’t a clear and established pattern of behavior from him. Michael Vick acted like a sociopath for YEARS. He was the head of a criminal organization for YEARS. People act like him going down for it counts as 1 incident. It doesn’t. He went down once, but it was based on YEARS of activity and HUNDREDS or THOUSANDS of incidents.

  82. The Hogster says: Jul 2, 2010 9:20 AM

    Suspend him. Better yet – jail ‘em for good.

  83. whodathunkit says: Jul 2, 2010 9:22 AM

    Tom Selleck says:
    July 1, 2010 7:21 PM
    How did Kyle Shanahan get pregnant?
    __________________
    This

  84. 420fan says: Jul 2, 2010 9:30 AM

    Smoking Cigs harms the body more than the reefer

  85. shake&bake says: Jul 2, 2010 9:35 AM

    Stupid Redneck = Stupis Ass ! I am going out on a limp here and saying this guy is a gangsta thug wanna be and his heros are other gangsta thugs who carry around guns , deal drugs to children kill animals walk around with their boxers and ass hanging out and think ….. Hey theres nothing wrong with that. And then blame “the man” for all his problems.

  86. AlanSaysYo says: Jul 2, 2010 9:43 AM

    Forget race. I want him to go to jail because 1) he’s smoking with his pregnant wife in the car, and 2) his last name is Simms.

  87. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 2, 2010 9:59 AM

    “Terry says: July 2, 2010 8:22 AM
    This could be one of the dumbest prosecutions I’ve ever seen; the SMELL of marijuana does not a conviction make.
    No pot found in car, no blood or urine test performed and with no co-oboration, “no matter how slight” to accompany the alleged confession, there is simply NO CASE!”
    Not bashing you….I just don’t want you going through life thinking “co-oboration” is a word.
    Corroboration.

  88. whodathunkit says: Jul 3, 2010 7:14 PM

    After further review – this whole incident was the Oakland Raider’s fault – they ruined Chris Simms

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