NEW YORK -- Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms was acquitted Wednesday of driving while high on marijuana, winning a case he said stemmed from a police officer's mistake.
"I'm really just happy it's all over with," a relieved but politely indignant Simms said as he left a Manhattan courthouse with his wife, Danielle. "I love the NYPD, and I'm mad that this happened."
...A longtime friend, former Bryant University quarterback Charles Granatell, told jurors he was solely responsible for a marijuana scent the officer said was so strong it numbed his tongue. Granatell testified that he smoked pot by the SUV while Simms popped into another friend's 40th birthday party. The party's guest of honor, movie producer and nightclub owner Noel Ashman, told jurors Simms was "very, very lucid" during his stop there.
As someone said, "If Chris Simms can't throw a simple swing pass to the running back, what makes anyone think he can pass a joint."