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Chris Simms' trial begins in NYC

Updated: May 3, 2011, 1:05 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A driving-while-high case against Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms was built out of a big misconception, his lawyer told jurors Monday.

Authorities say Simms told a police officer he'd been smoking marijuana before being stopped July 1 in his Mercedes-Benz SUV. But Simms' lawyers say he actually said one of his passengers had been smoking the drug.

"What this case is about is a rush to judgment," attorney Harvey A. Steinberg said in an opening statement.

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