Originally Posted by Riddle_Of_Steel
* Holmes has acknowledged selling drugs on the street corner of his hometown of Belle Glade, Florida as a teenager; he says that his mother's influence and a desire to play professional football made him decide to stop.
* Holmes was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on May 27, 2006 for disorderly conduct. Charges were subsequently dropped after Holmes paid a fine. Holmes was arrested for a second time on June 18, 2006 for domestic violence and assault in Columbus, Ohio.
* On July 7, 2006, Holmes appeared in Franklin County Court in Columbus, Ohio for both a pre-trial hearing regarding the domestic case and a hearing regarding the traffic ticket. He pled no contest to the traffic ticket and agreed to pay a fine. While Lashae Boone, the mother of Holmes' daughter and the victim in the assault case, requested that the domestic violence and assault charges be dropped, the prosecutor refused. Boone and their daughter accompanied Holmes to court. The charges were later dropped.
* On October 23, 2008, Holmes was arrested in Pittsburgh and cited by officers for possession of marijuana. He released an apology after missing a game, stating that he wished to "focus all of [his] efforts on helping our team win on the field and achieve its ultimate goal."
* On March 24, 2010, Anshonae Mills filed a lawsuit against Holmes over a March 7 incident in which she alleges Holmes threw a glass at her in an Orlando nightclub, resulting in a cut above her eye. Initially, Mills did not pursue charges, claiming Holmes and the police intimidated her into it, but the case has been reopened. Subsequently, after a Twitter comment criticizing the nightclub incident, Holmes told the follower to "kill urself." He later Tweeted it was time to "wake n bake," a reference to marijuana. Holmes alleges his account was hacked and it was not him making the comments.
* On April 29, according to a report filed by authorities at Pittsburgh International Airport, a flight attendant told police that Holmes wouldn't turn off his iPod when requested and asked that officers speak to him. Holmes got off the Colgan Air flight and spoke to the officers, who reminded him to comply with regulations, but did not charge the wide receiver with anything. Holmes later talked to Jets head coach Rex Ryan about the incident.
THAT ^^^^ is why the Rooney's released Holmes. He has a LONG crimnal history, and his behavior leading up to his trade clearly showed that he was not improving or leaving all that behind.
Believe me, THUMPER-- you have a sympathizer to your first assertion that people who swill whiskey and alcohol have no room to be bad-mouthing a little bit of herb, but no respectable organization is going to keep an employee around who has a problem with throwing beer glasses at women in clubs, and toes the line of committing a federal offense onboard a commercial airliner.
Holmes was a yokel off the field and needed to go. Whether you or I agree or disagree with current MJ laws, is irrelevant. The law states its position on that clearly, and if you chose to break the law, you also need to choose to be accountable for the consequences. Life is long, all he had to do was stop smoking the chronic for a few years until he retires, but he couldn't do it.
If I could quit for 7 years to be in the military, he has no excuse, considering he made millions of dollars each year to simply do as he was told and play a child's game.