The Pittsburgh Steelers traded wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets late Sunday night for a fifth-round draft pick in this month's NFL draft.
Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, is facing a four-game suspension for his actions in regards to the league's substance abuse policy, according to a source. The Steelers have grown troubled with some of Holmes' off-field issues and had no intention of giving their star wide receiver an extension.
A woman filed a lawsuit last month claiming Holmes threw a glass at her in an Orlando nightclub, cutting her above the eye. The woman changed her mind, and the case was reopened by the Orlando police. The woman's lawyer told the Associated Press that a witness has stepped forward taking responsibility for the thrown glass. A police investigation is ongoing.
In 2008, Holmes was cited for marijuana possession in Pennsylvania, and the Steelers deactivated him for the game following the incident. In 2006, he was charged and arrested for domestic violence in Ohio, but the charge was eventually dropped.
Holmes' contract expires after the 2010 season, and he is likely to get a new deal from the Jets at some point.
LINK>>>Steelers trade Holmes to Jets for fifth-round draft pick
would love to be a jets fan right now...they just keep on adding...soo many fucking stars in this team....and they got him for a 5th round pick!!!! 5TH ROUND!!!!
can this team get any better?
they have the best oline and the best defense in the league and they make the defense even better(and they are still talking about adding jason taylor)....they have a great trio in the backfield in Washoington, LT, Green...they receiving core insane...edwards, Cotchery, keller and now holmes...and have a decent young qb who can only get better...
they are a legit contender for the superbowl....what a turnaround from 2 years ago...