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Old 04-10-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Sources: Santonio Holmes facing four-game suspension

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Posted by Mike Florio on April 10, 2010 11:24 AM ET


Late Friday afternoon brought good news for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the report from ESPN that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won't be charged with sexual assault in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Now for the bad news.

Multiple sources have advised us that receiver Santonio Holmes is facing a four-game suspension under the league's substance-abuse policy. It's presently unknown whether Holmes tested positive for a prohibited substance or committed some other violation of the policy, such as missing a required test. It's our current understanding that the internal NFL appeals process has not been finalized.

Under the substance-abuse policy, a four-game suspension comes after multiple violations. The fact that Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, is facing a four-game suspension means that Holmes previously has paid a fine in the amount of three seventeenths of his base salary (i.e., three game checks).

Though we're not aware of the specific identity of the substance involved, Holmes has a history with marijuana. In 2008, he was cited for marijuana possession, prompting the Steelers to suspend him for one game with pay. Recently, he posted on Twitter a message indicating an intention to "wake n bake," slang for smoking marijuana upon getting out of bed.

Holmes also has recently been accused of throwing a drink in the face of a woman at an Orlando nightclub. The alleged victim has both sued Holmes and pursued criminal liability, after indicating on the scene that she did not want to press charges. His lawyer has denied the accusations, recently claiming that a witness has signed a sworn statement taking responsibility for throwing the drink. The suspension Holmes faces arose independently of this alleged incident.
Link: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...me-suspension/
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sources: Santonio Holmes facing four-game suspension

I's a huge Santo guy BUT we cannot resign him so why not trade him for a 2nd round pick while we can get some value? We have Hines, Wallace, ARE, Battle and potentially Sweed. Pick up another reciever in the 2nd round with that pick? Im just sayin....
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
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If this is true, we need to trade him to Washington. They'll overpay for him.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:28 AM   #5
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While I have no problem with cutting or trading Santonio if this is true, the main reason I hope it's not is so Florio looks like an idiot. Which is not hard to do.
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i just read this on yahoo and couldnt belive it. we should of traded him a month ago when his stock was high. like i have been saying before all this sh1st went down, holmes will not be a steeler in 2011. there is not a doubt in my mind he will be gone. hopefully we can still get a 2nd round pick for him.
this definatly will effect the amount of money he gets from his next contract
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why can't our guys stay out of trouble? Makes no sense to me.
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I'm sorry, but this whole thing is bullcrap. Now these guys have to live like prisoners because any jerk-off who comes within 5 feet, can pretty much say these guys did something and it would become the written word. Celebrity or not, I think this is garbage. A man should have the right to go out, have sex with women and have a drink at a club. No one knows anything in this case. NOTHING, anyone could have thrown a glass, saw Holmes in the area and said we can get a pay off. So now, Holmes has to never go to a club, never have a drink, never have a spat with his wife, because WE THE PUBLIC will judge him. And worse of all, Roger Goodell. I would have told everyone to go eff themselves by now and said, you kn ow what, you are going to believe whether its true or not, so, stick it. This is America, free country. If you aren't molesting children, scamming or murdering people, or any other law breaking things, you should be allowed to live how you wish. Celebrity or not.
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I'm sorry, but this whole thing is bullcrap. Now these guys have to live like prisoners because any jerk-off who comes within 5 feet, can pretty much say these guys did something and it would become the written word. Celebrity or not, I think this is garbage. A man should have the right to go out, have sex with women and have a drink at a club. No one knows anything in this case. NOTHING, anyone could have thrown a glass, saw Holmes in the area and said we can get a pay off. So now, Holmes has to never go to a club, never have a drink, never have a spat with his wife, because WE THE PUBLIC will judge him. And worse of all, Roger Goodell. I would have told everyone to go eff themselves by now and said, you kn ow what, you are going to believe whether its true or not, so, stick it. This is America, free country. If you aren't molesting children, scamming or murdering people, or any other law breaking things, you should be allowed to live how you wish. Celebrity or not.
He's facing a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy...not for the club incident.
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