The top color commentator for CBS’s NFL broadcasts–who is also a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback–reportedly threatened ESPN analyst Desmond Howard, a former Heisman Trophy winner and a Super Bowl MVP, during a high-profile event connected with this year’s Super Bowl, SportsNewser.com reports.
Howard and former New York Giants QB Phil Simms were both in Dallas for the Super Bowl and while attending the NFL Experience activity, Howard claims that Simms approached him in an aggressive way. Howard had recently criticized Simms’ son Matt, according to the story.
Howard tweeted, “I am DEAD serious about the Phil Simms thing. We all thought he was joking, but he kept going and said he wanted 2 take a swing at me!! It ended w/police stepping in between so I could continue my appearance w/fans.”
Howard had said of Matt Simms, a quarterback for the University of Tennessee, that he was one of the worst quarterbacks in the SEC.