Paper: NFL QB Chris Simms arrested in New York City, accused of driving under influence of marijuana

Tennessee Titans QB Chris Simms was arrested in New York on Thursday on charges of operating a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana, the New York Post and New York Daily News reported.

Simms, the son of former Super Bowl-winning New York Giants QB Phil Simms, is heading into his seventh NFL season. Phil Simms is now CBS Sports’ lead NFL analyst.

The Post reported that police observed him around 2 a.m. with red eyes, a flushed face and slurred speech.

Simms rejoined the Titans this offseason after playing for the Denver Broncos last year. He’s a former patient of Canadian doctor Anthony Galea, and said he was a “big fan” of Galea after authorities charged the doctor in May with federal drug crimes.

Simms also said in May that he had seen maturity in fellow Titans QB Vince Young this offseason and added that he thought young finally realized “you have to put your work in” to be a good NFL QB.

Update at USA Today’s The Huddle

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