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Simms’ friend tries to take the fall at marijuana trial

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There are a lot of legitimate reasons to discuss about the job Commissioner Roger Goodell is doing this offseason.

There are also many illegitimate criticisms we could bring up.  For instance: We’re stuck posting about Chris Simms’ marijuana trial instead of OTAs.

One day after Chris Simms blamed a friend for the pot smoke in his car when he was pulled over by police, the friend indeed took the blame. Charles Granatell — a former Bryant University quarterback — said Simms in fact wasn’t happy when he smelled pot smoke in the car and hasn’t smoked once in the 12 years they have known each other.

One piece of evidence not in Simms’ favor: He and his friends all stopped for dessert just before getting pulled over.

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28 Responses to “Simms’ friend tries to take the fall at marijuana trial”
  1. thephantomstranger says: May 4, 2011 11:10 AM

    Look at that mug shot and tell me that guy isn’t high.

  2. iamtalkingsolistenandlearn says: May 4, 2011 11:18 AM

    T O A S T E D

  3. jennstergersburnedretinas says: May 4, 2011 11:20 AM

    The other piece of evidence?

    That mug shot. Blazed.

  4. alewatcher says: May 4, 2011 11:22 AM

    He is so baked in that pic.

    Epic fail.

  5. agelardi says: May 4, 2011 11:25 AM

    He looks 45 in the profile.

    He should go to jail for stupidity for letting a passenger smoke up in his car.

  6. jlb10 says: May 4, 2011 11:28 AM

    “One piece of evidence not in Simms’ favor: He and his friends all stopped for dessert just before getting pulled over.”

    LMAO!!!

  7. dwinsgames says: May 4, 2011 11:32 AM

    If he had taken and passed the urine test, this alibi would be much, much stronger. But with the cop’s testimony, and with him looking so baked, he is probably cooked.

  8. duanethomas says: May 4, 2011 11:40 AM

    That friend is called in the NBA a “weed carrier”. They are prevalent throughout the NBA, and the NFL usually lags behind them in foolishness department. Good to see Simms get up to speed. The prosecutor should have called the arresting officer to testify, showed the mugshot and rested his case.

  9. nagaswan says: May 4, 2011 12:05 PM

    Police officers have this tendency to be wrong, so pardon me for not taking his word as proof of guilt. Further, weed should not be illegal.

  10. kcroyal says: May 4, 2011 12:09 PM

    OMG these guy smoke pot? That’s right up there with making meth, and baby rape.

    Throw these criminals in the clink and throw away the key.

  11. geo1113 says: May 4, 2011 12:10 PM

    Charles Granatell — a former Bryant University quarterback — said Simms in fact wasn’t happy when he smelled pot smoke in the car and hasn’t smoked once in the 12 years they have known each other.
    _______________________

    In the last 12 years, I haven’t smoked once either…cough…now…what’s for dessert!!!!

  12. galvestontexans says: May 4, 2011 12:10 PM

    He must have got a contact high…..

  13. silverandblack666 says: May 4, 2011 12:37 PM

    Pot is illegal meanwhile alcohol kills thousand of people every year.

    What a dysfunctional legal system we have, why cant it be fixed?

    Because lackey government employees and lawyers are making a living off of this kind of stupidity!

  14. chapnastier says: May 4, 2011 12:37 PM

    This may be the biggest pile of grammatical poop ever produced “professionally”

  15. JSpicoli says: May 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    He should grow a spleen and man up.

  16. benh999 says: May 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    Isn’t it irrelevant? Assuming he tested positive for THC, aren’t most DUI laws like the NFL’s substance abuse policies? It doesn’t matter how it got into your system, you are still responsible.

    If he was not given a blood or urine test, the prosecution would seem to have almost no case.

  17. dk56 says: May 4, 2011 12:45 PM

    His dad must be so proud of that mug shot! “My son the failed QB!!”

  18. schmitty2 says: May 4, 2011 12:49 PM

    I haven’t seen a face that blazed up since I watched “Friday” last

  19. lucky5934 says: May 4, 2011 12:55 PM

    Phil must be proud…

  20. jjrs89 says: May 4, 2011 1:04 PM

    Is that napoleon dynamite?

  21. solgoode says: May 4, 2011 1:19 PM

    Was the dessert brownies with a secret ingredient?

  22. sdboltaction says: May 4, 2011 1:28 PM

    @nagaswan

    Perhaps marijuana should be legal, but driving while you’re as fried as Chinese food?, shouldn’t be legal.

  23. iaintgotnoblog says: May 4, 2011 1:45 PM

    I knew Chris at UT, that dude smokes up a ton. I vaguely remember something about him getting busted for a whizinator, but Mack told Phil, who prolly just shook his head and made the Escalade payment.

  24. gotitan says: May 4, 2011 1:54 PM

    He got off! Aquitted! Now he’s going to get high!

  25. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: May 4, 2011 2:10 PM

    Didn’t they give him a drug test? Assuming they did, they would be able to tell if he had smoked pot recently. In some states there’s a zero tolerance policy – if you have any THC in your system while you are driving, it’s a DUI (despite the fact that traces of THC can be found in one’s system up to 30-45 days after their last use). Even if the state didn’t have a zero tolerance policy, his friends testimony would be discounted if he tested positive since he claimed Simms hasn’t smoked pot in the past 12 years.

    Did they not give him a drug test? Why wouldn’t they give him a drug test? Was the bribe more favorable?

  26. granadafan says: May 4, 2011 2:26 PM

    The cop’s description of Simms sounded as if he was drunk, not high. Still, the friend is a good one if he’s going to take the fall for him. Hope the payoff was sufficient enough.

  27. norcaleagles says: May 4, 2011 2:52 PM

    DWINSGAMES, How does the it hurt Simms if there is no dirty pee test? You cant charge a guy for LOOKING HIGH. If there is no dilrt test then Simms should be a free man. I look like Im baked on my drivers license photo, but I was sober at the time. Same thing with a DUI. Without evidence, there shouldnt be any convictions.

  28. bigslizzle4twizzle says: May 4, 2011 3:21 PM

    So what im sure 75% of professional athletes abuse some type of substance. Thats a good friend to try to take the blame for simms.

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