Titans quarterback Chris Simms, the 30-year-old son of former Giants Super Bowl winner Phil Simms, was acquitted on Wednesday by a Manhattan jury on charges of driving under the influence of marijuana.
The arrest came on April 1, 2010, during a checkpoint in Lower Manhattan. Police smelled marijuana in the car Simms was driving.
On Tuesday, Charles Granatell took the blame for the burning weed, claiming that only he was smoking it. Arresting officer Francisco Acosta testified that Simms, who refused to submit to a urine test, admitted to smoking pot. The jury apparently decided that Granatell’s testimony gave rise to reasonable doubt.
Simms was represented by Harvey Steinberg of Denver, who always seems to show up when a current or former (as in Simms’ case) member of the Broncos needs legal representation.
Even though Simms wasn’t convicted of any crime, the fact that he was driving an SUV in which he pregnant wife was a passenger when someone else in the vehicle fired up a doobie qualifies him for full-blown idiot status. And it surely makes Steve Young feel even more strongly that Chris Simms had a “laissez faire” upbringing.