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SteelBucks
04-02-2010, 01:01 AM
Now Mills wants to prosecute. Here we go again.......


Holmes accuser will prosecute
Woman changes mind, wants Steeler to be charged
Friday, April 02, 2010
By Jonathan D. Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The woman suing Santonio Holmes who refused to prosecute him criminally for what she said was an assault at a Florida nightclub has changed her mind.

Anshonae Mills informed police Wednesday that she now wants the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver charged with throwing a liquor glass at her face March 7 and causing a minor injury during a dispute over a seat at the club's VIP lounge.

"Ms. Mills came to the Orlando Police Department yesterday and wants to prosecute, and the case has been re-activated," Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones said Thursday in an e-mail.

No further information was available about how investigators plan to proceed.

Police announced Tuesday that the criminal investigation had been closed because Ms. Mills would not cooperate.

Ms. Mills, 21, a senior at the University of Central Florida, filled out a handwritten statement to police on the morning of the incident refusing to prosecute the football player.

Officer Damon Barnes, who wrote the report, noted that Ms. Mills told him the situation was resolved and she did not want to press charges or get Mr. Holmes into trouble after the two had a private conversation.

During that chat, the officer wrote that he observed Ms. Mills smiling and rubbing Mr. Holmes' face.

Nonetheless, Ms. Mills sued Mr. Holmes last week for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She is seeking damages upward of $15,000.

Mr. Holmes' attorney denied that his client assaulted Ms. Mills and said he has a private investigator gathering information to defend his client.

"We adamantly deny her allegations in that complaint," Adam B. Swickle said Thursday. "We do plan on contesting everything."

Mr. Swickle had no comment on the reopening of the criminal investigation.

"I haven't heard anything yet," he said.

Ms. Mills' lawyers could not be reached for comment.

A police report indicates that Mr. Holmes, 26, "immediately denied ever touching" Ms. Mills and told officers that a female patron had thrown the glass at her.

One of the allegations in the lawsuit is that Mr. Holmes and police pressured Ms. Mills to not press charges. Neither the suit nor Ms. Mills' lawyers have provided any evidence or detail to back up that claim.

"Based on my investigation at this point, Santonio didn't put any pressure on anybody," Mr. Swickle said.

He also discounted Ms. Mills' contention in her suit that the football player tried to buy her silence.

Asked if Mr. Holmes offered Ms. Mills money, Mr. Swickle said, "No, of course not."

Mr. Swickle, who is based in Fort Lauderdale, has a lengthy roster of professional football clients that includes former Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress and Cincinnati Bengals star Chad Ochocinco.

The police report states that Officer Barnes told Ms. Mills and Mr. Holmes that with conflicting statements from the two and no independent witnesses, he planned to charge Mr. Holmes.

Mr. Swickle would not comment on the police account of a private conversation, saying that that part of his investigation was not complete.

Ms. Mills refused medical attention for her injury. The police report describes a one-quarter-inch abrasion over her right eye; the suit calls it a laceration.

Ms. Mills also has sued J.J. Whispers Group Inc., the owners of Rain Ultra Lounge.

In a statement, the club said it is still gathering information about the matter.

Keisha Pickett, a spokeswoman for the club, said no evidence has been presented to support the allegation that anyone threw a liquor glass at Ms. Mills.

"We don't welcome any incidents of this type at Club Rain. It's not what we promote or tolerate from any of our patrons, whether they're celebrities or not," Ms. Pickett said. "We want them all to feel safe and welcome while they're there."

She said she did not know whether the club had a video camera system. Mr. Swickle confirmed that is an area he is exploring.

"We look forward to be able to exonerate him," Mr. Swickle said of his client. "He's a good kid ... We're going to investigate and we have a lot of confidence that it's going to produce positive results for him."

Ms. Mills, who has been arrested twice in the Orlando area -- she was found guilty of trespassing and resisting an officer without violence, while charges of aggravated battery, battery and trespass were dropped in another incident -- also has a criminal record in Jacksonville.

In January 2008, she was charged with trespassing at a Walmart. She pleaded no contest. She also was cited for petit theft and completed a pretrial intervention program in April 2008.

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hawaiiansteel
04-02-2010, 01:11 AM
i guess Anshonae Mills wasn't making enough money pole dancing so now she has to sue a rich guy and see what she can get...

http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/153202/ANSHONAE-MILLS-SANTONIO-HOLMES-ACCUSER-PICTURES.jpg

steelfin
04-02-2010, 01:37 AM
It will be interesting to see if the Steelers extend his contract...I stated long ago in a post that the Steelers will need another receiver as Holmes will not be resigned...I will eat crow if the extend his contract...but in my opinion he is not in the Steeler's mold...although that line has been blurred as of late...see Ben headlines....

Call me judgmental but domestic abuse, aggravated assault, possession of mary jane and two babies with two women that are not your wife does not make a man....Maybe all charges did not stick, but lets be real..where there is smoke there is fire...What happen to the family unit and moral standards in America?

If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs...

Enough is enough...this guy needs to go.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
04-02-2010, 02:16 AM
It will be interesting to see if the Steelers extend his contract...I stated long ago in a post that the Steelers will need another receiver as Holmes will not be resigned...I will eat crow if the extend his contract...but in my opinion he is not in the Steeler's mold...although that line has been blurred as of late...see Ben headlines....

Call me judgmental but domestic abuse, aggravated assault, possession of mary jane and two babies with two women that are not your wife does not make a man....Maybe all charges did not stick, but lets be real..where there is smoke there is fire...What happen to the family unit and moral standards in America?

If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs...

Enough is enough...this guy needs to go.

I agree with many of your points, fin, as you probably would guess by the fact I started the other Santokio post in the first place. I've always liked that the Steelers held themselves to a higher standard, a great example is when Cowher pulled that rookie off the field who was prancing on the sidelines after an interception and told him, "We don't do that here, son".

Except I'm not aware of any Socialist Democratic programs. The nearest thing I can think of is those "Socialist" Medicare or Social Security Programs. Not many Republicans I know that want to have those yanked out from under their parents or grandparents feet. Those that do I at least applaud them for the courage of their convictions. The others? It's hard not to think of the word hypocrisy.

Oh, I guess there are other Democratic programs that some people would call "Socialist", like ensuring health care for poor children. I'm sure there are more unworthy programs the Democrats support and are running that people could rattle off.

What would Santokio be doing if he hadn't been given the opportunity to play in the NFL by the Obama-supporting Rooneys? Jail is an option, I agree. Another option for an undereducated and underskilled young man is to go out and fight in Iraq, a war started by Republicans for no net benefit to this country, one of the greatest disasters of our age and possibly all American history. Who knows where he'd be?

Now, can we keep this forum focused on football issues, please?

BURGH86STEEL
04-02-2010, 07:31 AM
It will be interesting to see if the Steelers extend his contract...I stated long ago in a post that the Steelers will need another receiver as Holmes will not be resigned...I will eat crow if the extend his contract...but in my opinion he is not in the Steeler's mold...although that line has been blurred as of late...see Ben headlines....

Call me judgmental but domestic abuse, aggravated assault, possession of mary jane and two babies with two women that are not your wife does not make a man....Maybe all charges did not stick, but lets be real..where there is smoke there is fire...What happen to the family unit and moral standards in America?

If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs...

Enough is enough...this guy needs to go.

I love it how people in this country feel like American was always about "family moral standards." That is far from the truth.

"If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs" This comment has the smell of racism all over it. IMO, it is just bad. It makes me think you are no better then the guy you criticize.

Just be careful of the criticism of the, "Socialist Democratic programs." You or someone in your family may need them some day.

phillyesq
04-02-2010, 08:30 AM
I'm not going to touch the politics. I'll gladly discuss them in another venue, but I come here to get away from politics.

I think Santonio is undoubtedly an idiot. Anybody who questions that need only skim through his twitter page. Whether or not he is guilty, he needs to shut up. His lawyer should tell him this. Maybe his accuser is as nutty as she seems. But he should take the high road, not comment, and let his lawyer do his job. Instead, he is posting about smoking pot (I don't care about either way, but the NFL does) and telling his twitter followers to go kill themselves. He is a buffoon, albeit a talented one.

RuthlessBurgher
04-02-2010, 09:22 AM
I don't understand this statement:


The police report states that Officer Barnes told Ms. Mills and Mr. Holmes that with conflicting statements from the two and no independent witnesses, he planned to charge Mr. Holmes.

Isn't this the same situation as Ben's case? Why would the police in Florda plan to file charges when there are conflicting statements from the two and no independent witnesses, while police in Georgia have not filed charged in nearly a month since we have had conflicting statements from the two and no independent witnesses?

Shawn
04-02-2010, 09:54 AM
It will be interesting to see if the Steelers extend his contract...I stated long ago in a post that the Steelers will need another receiver as Holmes will not be resigned...I will eat crow if the extend his contract...but in my opinion he is not in the Steeler's mold...although that line has been blurred as of late...see Ben headlines....

Call me judgmental but domestic abuse, aggravated assault, possession of mary jane and two babies with two women that are not your wife does not make a man....Maybe all charges did not stick, but lets be real..where there is smoke there is fire...What happen to the family unit and moral standards in America?

If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs...

Enough is enough...this guy needs to go.

Oh geez not the preaching again. Seriously, enough is enough with the holier than thou routines going on this board. The guy plays football. He isn't your spiritual guide. To throw in your divisive political agenda at the end wasn't needed. We don't need your opinions on morality. I don't like the negative attention as much as the next fan. I've also about had enough of Holmes and his nonsense. But, please don't preach or throw out propaganda for your right winged extremism.

rpmpit
04-02-2010, 10:01 AM
If someone (nevermind a professional athlete) hits you in the face with a liquor glass, don't you think there'd be worse damage than a 1/4" abrasion or laceration? I guess he could've been high :stirpot

Shawn
04-02-2010, 10:04 AM
It will be interesting to see if the Steelers extend his contract...I stated long ago in a post that the Steelers will need another receiver as Holmes will not be resigned...I will eat crow if the extend his contract...but in my opinion he is not in the Steeler's mold...although that line has been blurred as of late...see Ben headlines....

Call me judgmental but domestic abuse, aggravated assault, possession of mary jane and two babies with two women that are not your wife does not make a man....Maybe all charges did not stick, but lets be real..where there is smoke there is fire...What happen to the family unit and moral standards in America?

If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs...

Enough is enough...this guy needs to go.

I love it how people in this country feel like American was always about "family moral standards." That is far from the truth.

"If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs" This comment has the smell of racism all over it. IMO, it is just bad. It makes me think you are no better then the guy you criticize.

Just be careful of the criticism of the, "Socialist Democratic programs." You or someone in your family may need them some day.

Agreed 86...and well said. Considering I am neither a Repulican or a Democrat...but consider myself a conservative...I don't want to be grouped with the extremists. I live amongst grave poverty...I know programs are needed.

And the whole smells of racism thing. While I don't think he meant for it to come across like that...it did. Stereotypes...get old from both sides of the fence.

pfelix73
04-02-2010, 10:05 AM
I for one don't think those comments are considered 'holier than thou'. There was a lot of truth to those statements. The moral standards in this country have gone out the window, IMO and many others.

However, like the situation with our QB, I think these guys are getting the shaft. IMO. Both Ben and Tone. There's no way that she or anyone else for that matter be allowed to just arbitrarily change their minds after they first said no-I am not filing charges. That's laughable in Tone's situation. As for Ben's- IMO- he's innocent on both those accusations- it's all revolving around $ and the lawyers involved. Don;t take it personally- philly- :lol:

:tt1

Shawn
04-02-2010, 10:29 AM
I for one don't think those comments are considered 'holier than thou'. There was a lot of truth to those statements. The moral standards in this country have gone out the window, IMO and many others.

However, like the situation with our QB, I think these guys are getting the shaft. IMO. Both Ben and Tone. There's no way that she or anyone else for that matter be allowed to just arbitrarily change their minds after they first said no-I am not filing charges. That's laughable in Tone's situation. As for Ben's- IMO- he's innocent on both those accusations- it's all revolving around $ and the lawyers involved. Don;t take it personally- philly- :lol:

:tt1

I'm not saying having a discussion on the morals of society is wrong. I'm suggesting to think about your audience. Someone's views of moral standards isn't relevant to this discussion. He is a football player and likes to club. He likes to have sex. He likes to act like a maroon. It's his life. I do not look to Holmes for my spiritual inspiration. With that said, the legal ramifications of such actions do concern me. Because it effects the team and their possibility of success. Lets stick to the stuff that's relevant.

BURGH86STEEL
04-02-2010, 11:34 AM
I for one don't think those comments are considered 'holier than thou'. There was a lot of truth to those statements. The moral standards in this country have gone out the window, IMO and many others.

However, like the situation with our QB, I think these guys are getting the shaft. IMO. Both Ben and Tone. There's no way that she or anyone else for that matter be allowed to just arbitrarily change their minds after they first said no-I am not filing charges. That's laughable in Tone's situation. As for Ben's- IMO- he's innocent on both those accusations- it's all revolving around $ and the lawyers involved. Don;t take it personally- philly- :lol:

:tt1

Take a look at American's relatively brief history. Then explain to us when did this country really have overall moral standards? I can show you a history with greed, slavery, inequality, exploitation and so on. That is the reality.

It is a right in this country for a person to change his or her mind. The bottom line is these guys(professional athletes in general) need to stop putting themselves in bad situations. It is amazing that some athletes continue to make the same mistakes that others have. I am sure it was explained to them time and time again, life changes with fame and fortune.

_SteeL_CurtaiN_
04-02-2010, 12:03 PM
If it wasn't for football where would this guy (and many others) be? Probably in prison or taking advantage of the many Socialist Democratic programs...

Enough is enough...this guy needs to go.

If it wasn't for all these Fascist Republican programs morons like you would know better than to speak in public.

aggiebones
04-02-2010, 01:50 PM
This isn't a big story. It will dissolve soon, but I don't expect him to get as big of a paycheck after this. Could be easier to sign for us.