Titans quarterback Chris Simms is on trial in New York for driving while high, and his defense is simple: He says his friends smoked pot in his car, but he didn’t.
The arresting officer testified today that Simms made a tire-squealing, “wild” turn and that when he was stopped, Simms slurred his words, walked unsteadily and said there wasn’t any marijuana left in the car because “he smoked it all in the car.”
The officer said the car reeked of marijuana and Simms seemed stoned.
“He was out of it,” the officer said. “Like a zombie.”
Prosecutors also say Simms, who refused to take a urine test, passed out on a holding-cell floor shortly after he was taken into custody.
Simms, however, says that the officer misunderstood him, and that he was actually saying that his friends smoked it all in the car. Simms claims he had made a brief stop at a party earlier in the night and that his friends stayed in the car and smoked marijuana without him. He says that when he got back to the car he told his friends to get rid of it.
Simms could face up to a year in jail if convicted of the misdemeanor charges.