According to Desmond Howard’s Twitter account, CBS analyst and former New York Giants QB Phil Simms wanted to take a swing at him at a recent event.
“At NFL Xperience and Phil Simms just threatened 2 hit me b/c I said his son was 1 of the worse QBs in the SEC,” Howard tweeted. “I told (Phil) ‘LET’S GO.’”
Simms’ son, Matt, is at Tennessee and lost his starting job last year to a true freshman.
“I am DEAD serious about the Phil Simms thing,” added Howard. “We all thought he was joking, but he kept going and said he wanted 2 take a swing at me!!
“During the season we talked about the Tenn v LSU game and I said ‘u will see 3 of the worse QBs in the SEC’ That’s what Phil did not like.
“It ended w/police stepping in between so I could continue my appearance w/fans.”
Wow. Phil can be protective of his kids, which is understandable. Not that he should threaten anyone physically. We remember him making a comment on air once about how it was okay to criticize his son Chris, but don’t you dare criticize his toughness. He mentioned that he’d get right in your face if you did that.
Sounds like he wasn’t kidding.