Somebody needs to clue Chris Simms in on the First Rule of Holes.

Chris, buddy, I don’t think this is helping.

“It was unbelievable [my comments] gained that much steam,” he said. “To clarify it, it’s pretty simple. Yes, did I receive a $100 handshake when I was at Texas? Yes, I did. Not once, but twice, to be honest with you.

“It was not prearranged like, ‘Hey, can you come here and sign some autographs for me and I’ll give you money?’ No, this was outside of the University of Texas campus. This was not on campus.

“The city of Austin is full of Texas alumni. Guys I would see around, at a restaurant or whatever it would be, this just happened to be, yes, a Texas alumni at a restaurant, had a few jerseys. ‘Hey Chris, can you come over and sign a few jerseys for me?’ I had met him and his son before.

“And of course, yeah, I signed the jerseys — not even worried about being paid — and then I got a $100 handshake, and I thought it was really cool.

“But to imply that Texas had anything to do with this, that’s so crazy.”

He then goes on to reassure everyone that this was nothing like Todd Gurley’s situation. I, uh… wait a minute… you’ll have to excuse me until I finish laughing uncontrollably.

I await the clarification to the clarification.


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7 responses to “Somebody needs to clue Chris Simms in on the First Rule of Holes.

  1. Jeff Sanchez

    Only Georgia.

    Only. Georgia.

    It’s so unbelievable that it goes all the way back around to hilariously believable.


  2. Spike

    AJ Green agrees.


  3. 202dawg

    He’s right; it’s nothing like what happened with Gurley. Simms is an idiot and is talking about this on his own. Dude, you’re irrelevant. Just go away…


  4. kckd

    If he got a hundred dollars, what do the others get. They hated him.


  5. 81Dog

    to be fair to Gurley, his situation came to light in the middle of the season when the dirtbag collector started trying to float his story for cash to the various media outlets. Once the story was dropped in their laps, I’m not sure UGA could have done much differently The rule is stupidly harsh, but it’s the rule. Gurley seems like a great kid, but he made a bad (if understandable) choice.

    If the story had come out in the fall of 2017, it probably would have been treated about like the Simms story. Nobody would really care. This is very different from bagmen offering suitcases full of 100 dollar bills. I’m sure Cam Newton and AU fans get a real chuckle out of the handwringing of other schools and the NCAA about pocket money like this.


    • Mike Cooley

      All the auburn fans that I know are basically still saying nanny nanny boo boo about Cameron. They will never quite come out and say, “yeah he did it. And we got away with it.” But they come really close. FU used to be my most hated rival by a landslide. Auburn has at least pulled even with them.


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Of course, his father was/is a fricken multi-millionaire. As far as ncaa is concerned, it never happened. Even with the guy openly saying he took money.