Chris Simms, the former Buc, finds himself in some serious trouble. The 29 year old back up for the Tennessee Titans was arrested today and charged with smoking marijuana. Reports claim he admitted to the police had smoked in his car, his eyes were red, and speech was slurred.
Simms was released today and will have to appear in trial on a later date. As Simms left the court house today though, he claimed that this was all wrong and that the police had the wrong story, the police did not have any statement on this matter. Simms could face up to a year in jail because of this offense and the Titans may even take disciplinary action against him. It has not been a good off season for the Titan quarterbacks. Vince Young was involved with a fight at a strip club earlier this year; this case is not over yet.
Simms use to be the Bucs quarterback. He came in and out of the starting lineup as the Bucs tried to figure out the starter for the team only a few short years ago (remember Jeff Garcia?). Simms was most famous for having his spleen ruptured in a game against the Carolina Panthers, a serious injury that could have taken his life.
This is a sad story and not a good sign for the young man. As a former Bucs and fan of the game, I hope he is able to get his head straight, learns from this mistake, and the legal action is all taken care of so he can play the game he enjoys.
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