Filling in for Tiki Barber as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney, Chris Simms admitted Thursday that he received improper benefits during his collegiate career at the University of Texas.
The former NFL quarterback and current Bleacher Report NFL analyst played for Mack Brown’s Longhorns from 1999 to 2002.
“They didn’t pay me,” Simms said. “There might have been cash going around to some other players, I’m not going to deny that. I got some $100 handshakes every now and then for signing some autographs for a big alumni. He might have a jersey, a bunch of jerseys he wants me to sign real quick. Sure, he can give me a $100 handshake. That’s the best. I don’t care how rich your upbringing was. Yes, I grew up with a silver spoon. Big deal. You give me a few extra hundred bucks as a college kid, that’s great.”
Simms, 34, is the son of two-time Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms, who is now an NFL analyst for CBS.
The younger Simms was an All-Big 12 performer in 2001 and 2002.