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Desmond Howard Says Phil Simms Threatened to Hit Him

Feb 5, 2011 – 4:10 PM
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Deep down, Phil Simms must know his son Matt Simms is not a very good quarterback. Or perhaps he's just an overly protective father.

Whatever the story is, the patriarch of the Simms family allegedly threatened to hit ESPN college football analyst Desmond Howard over comments he made on-air during the season about Matt being one of the worst quarterbacks in the SEC, according to Howard's Twitter feed. Both are in Dallas for the Super Bowl.

Let's let Howard tell the story.

Update: According to The Associated Press, Phil Simms acknowledged through a CBS spokeswoman that he had "a private conversation that became heated." However, Simms denied that there was any physical threat during the argument. "At no time was there ever a chance of any physical confrontation or that I felt the police officer assigned to me by the event planners for my appearance needed to separate the two of us," Simms said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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