Chris Simms arrested for driving while impaired by marijuana

Titans quarterback Chris Simms was arrested in New York City early this morning for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by marijuana, the New York Post is reporting.

According to the report, Simms “was observed with red eyes, flushed face and slurred speech at around 2 a.m.”

Simms spent Thursday morning getting booked and awaiting arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court.

Simms is the second Titans quarterback to be arrested in less than a month; Vince Young got an assault citation in June for hitting someone at a strip club in Dallas.

109 responses to “Chris Simms arrested for driving while impaired by marijuana

  1. Since when does weed cause you to have slurred speech? I know I haven’t smoked in a few years, but that must have been some good shit.

  2. Holy crap.
    Goodbye, NFL. If you’re Brett Favre, you can get away with crap like that. If you complete 11-26 passes with 3 INTs and pull that, you’re basically radioactive.

  3. Chris was going 22-25 on 5th Avenue. He thought the police would remember that #.
    Ha.
    Prolly some good stuff he was toking on too.

  4. Looks like Chris Johnson may need to look at learning the wildcat formation.
    At this rate, he may end up the QB and RB.

  5. Somebody must have assisted him. There’s no way he could hit the end of a pipe (or joint) with a lighter.

  6. Cut him some slack. He’s just trying to build some street cred for the meetings in the QB room.

  7. Maybe he got another Kyle Shanahan tattoo and needed the weed for the pain.

  8. OMG, he needs to start smoking everyday so this doesnt happen again.

  9. “AlanSaysYo says:
    July 1, 2010 12:55 PM
    If I had Phil Simms as a father, I would probably smoke a lot too.”
    bwahahahahahaaa!!!
    Slurred speech from marijuana? What kind of green is he smoking? I’ve never heard of that.

  10. I’ve never heard of anyone being arrested for that.
    Flushed face and slurred speech from Marijuana?
    Was this a Cincinnati cop?

  11. Wow- off season is really not working out so well for some of these players… stay indoors and lock your windows!

  12. There has to be more to that story. Did he tell the cops he was high or did he have weed on him? “Red eyes, flushed face and slurred speech” doesn’t equate to high-on-marijuana unless you have something on you. If he admitted to smoking he is an idiot…then again, he was slurring his speech, so he probably wasn’t in the greatest mental shape.

  13. RX is right, there is not a way to prove that he was high at the time of driving. Plus, even if they did a screening, anything that he smoked would be in his system about 2-3 weeks.
    Not like I know or anything………

  14. How do you get arrested for that in NYC? I’ve had cops tap me on the shoulder mid-toke only to tell me to go find an empty street.

  15. maybe someone laced it with dust. are there any unemployed quarterbacks out there that are that desperate to get rehired?

  16. This is going to get thrown out of court so fast. You can’t charge someoen with being high on Marijuana based on visual observations. This cop is an idiot.

  17. My BS detector is going off. Unless he admitted it and hasn’t learned the phrase “I want to speak to my attorney” he hasn’t been paying attention during his time in the NFL. He would have had to voluntarily submit to a drug test for this to be true. It’s not like the guy is a rookie.

  18. maybe its medical marijuana afterall he has to have bad eye sight as bad as he misses receivers when throwing the football

  19. How are they going to arrest him for that without actually taking him to the station lab and doing a test there?
    My guess is he was driving in a suspicious manner, got pulled over, and passed the breathalyzer, so the cop arrested him on SUSPICION of driving under the influence of marijuana.

  20. Looks like Roger Goodell is gonna have to let Chris Simms sit down for awhile…

  21. Simms, the former New York Giants quarterback turned lead football analyst for CBS, added he won’t stand for Young questioning his 25-year-old son’s mental toughness.
    “He didn’t grow up in a laissez-faire atmosphere. Far from it. Come to my house and live with me and we’ll see how laissez-faire it is,” Simms said. “I don’t know how Steve Young lives his life, but I don’t live mine that way. And I didn’t raise my kids that way.”
    “You can say whatever you want about my son. The one thing that will get me mad — and I’ll stand in your face about it — is about toughness.”

  22. Click on the link for the article and it says that he got pulled over at a checkpoint, reeked of weed and admitted he had been smoking. Off to jail you go…..

  23. Slurred speech and flushed face from smoking weed? What nonsense. Was it the first day on the job for the arresting officer?

  24. After his 1st year in the league, I thought he had some real potential. Proved he could be a tough SOB with the rupture spleen.
    But just goes to show you… got to have it straight on and off the field.

  25. Click on the link for the article and it says that he got pulled over at a checkpoint, reeked of weed and admitted he had been smoking. Off to jail you go…..
    —————————————————-
    It’s a ticket.

  26. weed is not “just a flower” anymore. It’s completely changed from what it was in the 60’s and 70’s.

  27. Chris Simms is a joke. Classic case of getting by on your last name…shouldn’t have even started at Texas, Major Applewhite got a raw deal.

  28. Strip clubs and pot … I’d say the Titan quarterback situation is in good hands this season.

  29. Lord favre gets away with huffing smelling salt on the sidelines, and prolly has his persciption of painkillers filled and put in his locker by the trainer weekly

  30. Weed? Hell, no, son. You gotta rape a college girl or electrocute dogs to be a starting qb in this league. Man the hell up!

  31. I agree with many of the posts here….a good lawyer can make the argument that he was simply tired. Pale face and slurred speech….he would have had to be smoking every breath for an hour.
    Weed works its way out of your system in about 2 weeks for a urine test (depending on how much or how regular you smoke). Hair test is more effective, but for such a stupid minor crime, he could probably get around this. The cop would have had to smell the smoke in the car to draw that conclusion without a confession. If it was smelly in the car, they would have found trace evidence of weed or a pipe…..since they didn’t, we can probably assume he’ll get out of this pretty easy.

  32. If Roethlisberger gets 6 games for a false rape charge, Simms better not see the field til 2014.

  33. Was he found with marijuana? Doesn’t sound like it. It’s going to be hard to prove that he was stoned. Flushed face and red eyes is what happens when I eat shell fish. It doesn’t mean I’m stoned. Slurred speech? Talk to most pro athletes and you can’t understand a word they’re saying. Might as well be slurred and incomprehensible.

  34. 49erFanLivingInDallas says:
    July 1, 2010 1:43 PM
    weed is not “just a flower” anymore. It’s completely changed from what it was in the 60’s and 70’s.
    ____________________
    Weed today isn’t the intense PCP laced Jeffreys (if you’ve seen Get Him to the Greek) that the anti-drug crowd makes it out to be. It’s still just a calming drug that makes you goofy, giggly and hungry.

  35. 49erFanLivingInDallas says:
    July 1, 2010 1:43 PM
    weed is not “just a flower” anymore. It’s completely changed from what it was in the 60’s and 70’s.
    It’s better… yum yum yum…

  36. How do you get busted for driving under the influence of pot hahahaha. How can they even tell? What a freaking idiot.

  37. Smell of dope, admit it, there is still no way you’re going in unless they look the other way while you dump your stash.

  38. Hey, Old man… I got the f’in munchies real bad… what about you?
    Hey, Jack, have that bitch make me some blueberry pancakes… Riiiiight nooow.

  39. High grade, low grade ? Come on. Responsible journalism would tell us. Was it any good ?

  40. why so specific with the charge?
    Hey Florio you’re the lawyer right? if they find out he was stoned on ludes or smack or even just drunk do they have to let him go?
    Give us your expert legal opinion please.

  41. “Since when does weed cause you to have slurred speech? I know I haven’t smoked in a few years, but that must have been some good shit.”
    No kidding! I could see talking slow and maybe stuttering but slurred? Maybe it was medicinal, you know for his injured spleen 😉
    And seriously, how can these guys not stay out of trouble for a couple weeks?

  42. This will no doubt crack the Top 10. Lets push some of the Vick threads out.

  43. well if he was impaired then shame on him..but does weed impair your driving? maybe if he JUST smoked or was drinking alcohol otherwise…goto jail for weed..want a cigarette?

  44. “weed is not “just a flower” anymore. It’s completely changed from what it was in the 60’s and 70’s.”
    no…. it hasn’t

  45. I’m confused. Did Vick supply the weed? Was Simms pulled over on Favre’s tractor? Why is this even posted on PFT?

  46. Somebody must have assisted him. There’s no way he could hit the end of a pipe (or joint) with a lighter.
    ————————————————-
    Hahahaha…. well done.

  47. Two things here seem suspicious to me: (1) that Simms would be dumb enough to admit to smoking pot in the car, and (2) the comment about his speech being slurred. Even though the car supposedly reeked of weed, it would still take an incredibly stupid person to admit it to a cop. At worst, say nothing. On the second point, marijuana does not cause slurred speech, no matter how much you smoke. I wonder if he was also drunk or on pills?

  48. I have smoked copious amounts of weed in my life and I have been about as stoned as a person can be, I have never experienced or witnessed anybody slurring their words while high. He was probably rolling on ecstasy at one of those d-bag clubs and the Cops gave him a break. NYPD is pretty cool about small stuff if you’re not a dick and you show them the proper respect, I imagine the being Phil Simms’ kid doesn’t hurt either. I go to NYC for work a lot and I’ve had Cops catch me toking in Central Park and all they did was ask me POLITELY to be more discreet. Didn’t even take my stuff off of me.

  49. How the hell do you get busted for driving high? For that to happen you have to admit to it because there’s no test for it like there is alcohol. They could piss test you but you could always claim you’d smoked earlier in the week.
    If you get pulled over while you’re drunk or high, know that you’re going to jail. No biggie, just calmly refuse all tests and ask for a lawyer. The cops get pissed and arrest you but as long as you were cool for the cameras you can always beat it pre-trial. The night in jail sucks but if you’re wasted you aren’t going to fool the cops any way.
    If you’re going to be a screw-up, get better at it guys…

  50. # dboom92 says: July 1, 2010 1:42 PM
    Click on the link for the article and it says that he got pulled over at a checkpoint, reeked of weed and admitted he had been smoking. Off to jail you go…..
    —————– ——————– —————
    It’s a ticket.
    Read the article. He spent the morning being booked and awaiting arraignment. He was arrested.

  51. 49erFanLivingInDallas says:
    July 1, 2010 1:43 PM
    weed is not “just a flower” anymore. It’s completely changed from what it was in the 60’s and 70’s.
    ————————-
    Technically, a flower is exactly what weed is. Maybe it wasn’t as potent back then, but it is, was, and always will be a flower.

  52. It’s pretty tough to get a DUI because of pot considering there isn’t a test for it. If he didn’t have it on him there was no reason to tell the cop. He could have just said he didn’t know what they were talking about. But it sounds like he was pretty stoned so I guess he wasn’t thinking straight.
    I don’t understand driving around smoking weed as an adult. If you are a teenager I understand because you can’t just smoke weed at your house if your parents don’t allow it, so you kind of have to drive around smoking. As an adult though you can just stay at your damn house or hotel room and smoke all night.

  53. Did he have twinkie breath? That’s a giveaway.
    Anyhoo – back when I used to toke, I was the safest driver around because I was so paranoid of wrecking or getting busted it was hands at 10 & 2, eyes on the road, exact speed limit all the way.

  54. If slurred speech is from smoking weed, Chris Johnson must be the biggest pothead in the NFL.

  55. “I go to NYC for work a lot and I’ve had Cops catch me toking in Central Park and all they did was ask me POLITELY to be more discreet. Didn’t even take my stuff off of me.”
    That’s good to hear. They’re paid on our dime and should be looking for real criminals anyway.

  56. I can’t believe that Florio didn’t dig up the fact that Simms was with Sean Payton at a “vikes” party just hours before his arrest. That would definitely explain the slurred speech.

  57. It’s meds for my missing spleen bro…
    ——————————————–
    Very funny.
    @FrankoBollo
    Don’t you get tired of crying? Whaa! Fat Ben got suspended for allegations! Waawaa Ravens and Bengals fans are ripping on us for criminal activity and we can’t take it even though we constantly rip on their team, waawaa we lost to the browns/raiders/chiefs/bears/bengals/bengals last year but we’re still going to the superbowl in 2010 waahwaa
    This isn’t a pig ben thread, or a steelers post. It has nothing to do with either of them. So STFU.

  58. Wake and Bake, the new Sunday Morning NFL Network show!!
    Someone should come out with a new line of Tshirts capturing the truths about the NFL!! There would be so many funny ones! Wish I owned a Tshirt shop!

  59. So I guess this makes him a “Lazy Pothead” like Lendale White, or maybe a “thug” like Santonio?

  60. 49erFanLivingInDa llas says:
    July 1, 2010 1:43 PM
    weed is not “just a flower” anymore. It’s completely changed from what it was in the 60’s and 70’s. — i dont know what your smokin but whati smoke is a plant not man made…. if cigarettes are legal so should weed

  61. I have never smoked weed (I did go to a Tool concert and was surrounded by people smoking, so maybe I second handed) so I cannot tell you if it affects the speech (Though a bunch of teammates did and they seemed fine.)
    But if everyone here says it doesn’t effect speech, he probably was doing more than weed.

  62. Officer: Mr Simms do you know how fast you were driving?
    Simms: I don’t know officer 50, 60 tops?
    Officer: 7!!!! 7 miles an hour. And around here we pull over to the side of the road!!!!!

  63. Jungle Juice says:
    July 1, 2010 2:20 PM
    Did he have twinkie breath? That’s a giveaway.
    Anyhoo – back when I used to toke, I was the safest driver around because I was so paranoid of wrecking or getting busted it was hands at 10 & 2, eyes on the road, exact speed limit all the way.
    ___________________
    I disagree. Back in my meth days, I was far and away the safest driver on the road. My reflexes were so sharp I was dodging gnats while I was going 65 down the highway.

  64. States make a shiatload of money on the DWI/DUI cases. If a cop suspects you of being under the influence, and can find probable cause, then he’s going to book you for it.
    Lost in the shuffle of this story is the dbag was driving impaired with his pregnant wife in the passenger seat. WTF is wrong with people?

  65. So the Titans get fined for this also correct? 2 arrest by players within a month? I want to see Phil spin this around a different way!!!

  66. This team doesn’t need a QB, just give it to Chris Johnson every play…like the Rams do with SJAX.

  67. If you have three quarters of your spleen removed you should get a free pass and a Medical Marijuana card for life.

  68. But officer, I got the stuff from my “uncle” LT! He said it’s okay.

  69. For anyone else, its PUFF PUFF PASS, but for Simms it was PUFF PUFF INTERCEPTION.

  70. Red eyes, flushed face and SLURRED SPEECH?
    Doesn’t sound like marijuana to me… Sounds like OXYCONTIN. Which is probably much easier and common among NFL players.
    And MUCH more serious than blazing some gypsy salad.
    Good luck Mr. Simms. I know Brett Favre is your hero, but take his good traits, not his bad ones.

  71. @# johanneschimpo says: July 1, 2010 1:08 PM
    “impaired” that’s a good one.
    I guess “disjointed” would be a better term!

  72. John El Way says:
    July 1, 2010 1:46 PM
    He’s got alot of ex-pleening to do!
    HAHAHAHAHA! well played, sir!
    also, if you can get arrested for driving high, i’m f*cked! i’ll never drive again.

  73. Another Longhorn making a name for himself.
    What do you call a drug ring in Austin? A huddle

  74. Ever get “cottonmouth”? My wife detects it every time. Uh, I mean, when I used to smoke!

  75. Officer: Do you know why I pulled you over?
    Chris: Cause I just smoked some weed?
    Officer: No
    Chris: Cause I just banged a hooker, while smoking weed?
    Officer: No
    Chris: Cause I was banging a hooker, smoking weed, and watching game film of Vince Young and laughing?
    Officer: just get in the back of the car!

  76. I’m going to get stoned as hell after work!!!!!!! all this reading about herb is not going well for me!

  77. Wow, not one thugs or hood in over a hundred posts. Must be a white player.

  78. With all the fighting we do here on PFT over politics, our favorite NFL players getting arrested and why Florio is such a dick it’s good to know we can all agree on one thing… smoking weed is the bees knees.

  79. ive driven high everytime for the last 6-7 years. ive never been in an accident in those years. when i didnt drive high when i was in my teens, i was in 2 car accidents. maybe it was my driving inexperience but im never NOT driving high again.

  80. Chris’s atty. claims he was smoking a cigarette. Chris also has his 8 month pregnant wife with him and claims he was tried. I’d rather smoke Marijuana in my car with my pregnant wife then a Cigarette. ALOT SAFER. O well, Chris and Ricky need to open up a Medical Marijuana business for Sports figures only. They would make a killing off the NBA alone.

  81. 420- And if you don’t know what I’m talking about you are kronically out of the loop wannabes.

  82. “maybe someone laced it with dust. are there any unemployed quarterbacks out there that are that desperate to get rehired?”
    Jeff George

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