Titans Controlling Owner addresses 2016 video of NFL draft pick hitting a woman: "He's a good man."

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 22:12:45-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk says Titans first round draft pick Jeffery Simmons is a good man, following controversy surrounding a 2016 video showing Simmons hitting a woman.

Simmons, a defensive tackle from Mississippi State, was selected by the Titans with the 19th pick Thursday night at the NFL Draft in Nashville. Simmons pleaded no contest to simple assault.

Adams Strunk says she had the final sign off on Simmons, and watched the video of the 2016 incident. She said it was a process to get comfortable with.

"We can all look back on our lives in high school and wish we had done things differently," she said. "But you can talk 'I'm sorry.' But the best thing is, he's lived the life of 'I'm truly sorry and I'm going to be a good man.'

"He's a good man," she added.

Simmons could be seen wiping a tear from his eye after Adams Strunk's comments. "I won't let her down," he said.