Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said yesterday that backup tackle Ed Simmons' apology for a drunken-driving arrest won't change the fact that Simmons "will have to pay a price."
Simmons was arrested early yesterday and charged with driving while intoxicated, District of Columbia police said.
Simmons was stopped in the Georgetown section at about 2:30 a.m., according to police spokesman Sgt. Joe Gentile.
"I had a talk with Ed," coach Joe Gibbs said. "He told me: 'I just messed up, I shouldn't have done it.' He's sorry about it. He's going to have to pay a price, whatever it is. We don't like it, and he doesn't like it. It's just something he's going to work his way through."
Later, Simmons said: "It happened. I wish it never had happened. Things happen sometimes. You wish you could change things, and this turned out to be one of those things. I'm just sorry that it did happen to me. If I could change it, I wish I could."