Published: Jan 11, 2011 5:43 PM EST
Updated: Jan 11, 2011 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) - Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms has lost a bid to keep an alleged admission about smoking marijuana from being used in his drugged-driving case.

 A judge in New York City ruled Tuesday that Simms' statements were obtained legally, and police were justified in stopping and arresting him early on July 1.

 Police say Simms was stopped for making an erratic turn near a police sobriety checkpoint. An officer has testified that a "zombie"-like Simms said he'd been smoking the drug in the car. Simms has denied saying that.

Simms' lawyers did not immediately return phone calls. He and his lawyers were excused from a court appearance Tuesday.

The Titans released and then re-signed Simms this season. He's a son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms.

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