Ex-NFL player argues wife lied during alimony negotiations

Bob Simms, a former linebacker in the National Football League, has entered a new arena to battle his ex-wife in a fraud lawsuit, The Associated Press reports.

Simms, who played for the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1960s, filed a lawsuit against his ex-spouse Donna Simms claiming that the woman and her lawyers did not disclose an inheritance worth more than $350,000 when alimony settlements took place during their divorce.

The case will soon be heard by the Connecticut Supreme Court, although the news source reports that a date has not been set for the hearing.

While Donna Simms’ attorneys could not be reached for comment regarding the newest chapter in this divorce case, one of her lawyers told the AP in June that “this was an extraordinarily bitter case that’s been going on since 1979.”

The June case, heard at the Appellate Court, ruled 2-1 that Simms could not sue the lawyers because of their absolute immunity from civil lawsuits, according to the news source.

Bob Simms, a graduate of Rutgers University, played in the NFL for three seasons, from 1960 to 1962. He is 73 years old and currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.