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hawaiiansteel
04-08-2010, 04:33 PM
wonder what kind of evidence it could be?


Steelers | Holmes' lawyer says new evidence clears him

Thu, 08 Apr 2010


Jonathan D. Silver, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Adam B. Swickle, lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes, said he has sent new evidence to the Orlando Police Department that will clear Holmes of any wrongdoing in the alleged assault case against Holmes.


Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#637371#ixzz0kXiFnaEN

BURGH86STEEL
04-08-2010, 04:42 PM
This is a good thing. Hopefully, he can learn from this.

WoodleyofTroy
04-08-2010, 04:57 PM
Which is probably why he wants out of Pittsburgh. Fans weren't on his side, getting all over him for doing nothing.

Lebsteel
04-08-2010, 05:09 PM
Which is probably why he wants out of Pittsburgh. Fans weren't on his side, getting all over him for doing nothing.
Good, now he is worth more when we trade him on draft day :stirpot

hawaiiansteel
04-08-2010, 06:22 PM
Holmes' Lawyer Says Woman is Blaming Wrong Guy

Santonio Holmes' lawyer says accuser fingered wrong man
Sent evidence to police that he says will exonerate Steelers receiver

Thursday, April 08, 2010
By Jonathan D. Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Santonio Holmes' lawyer today said he has sent the Orlando Police Department evidence that will exonerate his client, who is under investigation for allegedly striking a woman in the face with a liquor glass at a nightclub last month.

Adam B. Swickle sent the evidence to the lead investigator Wednesday by overnight mail. He would not disclose what information was provided that he hopes will derail any criminal case against the Steelers receiver.

"We have received substantial and . . . undisputed evidence that Santonio Holmes had nothing to do with the throwing of that liquor. He was not the one that did it," Mr. Swickle said.

Furthermore, Mr. Swickle said, he does not believe that anyone even threw a glass at the alleged victim, Anshonae Mills.

Orlando police said they could not comment on an ongoing investigation.

Ms. Mills, 21, a student at the University of Central Florida, sued Mr. Holmes last month in Orange County, Fla., over the confrontation, which occurred March 7 inside the Rain Ultra Lounge nightclub.

Ms. Mills accused Mr. Holmes, 26, of throwing his liquor glass in her face after a spat over a seat in the VIP area. According to her lawsuit, the glass opened up a small cut on her face, and the liquor temporarily blinded her.

Once outside the club, Ms. Mills claimed the football player and police pressured her not to press charges. Mr. Swickle disputes that account.

Ms. Mills declined to press charges, according to both a police report and a handwritten statement. However, after she filed suit she told police she wanted to prosecute after all.

Mr. Swickle does not dispute that there was some sort of incident involving the two but said his client did nothing wrong and certainly did not attack Ms. Mills.

Ms. Mills' lawyer, Jacques L. Cooper, declined comment.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10098...#ixzz0kXD3nO1E

ghettoscott
04-08-2010, 08:15 PM
good. I like Santonio.

hawaiiansteel
04-09-2010, 04:29 PM
guess this is the new evidence Holmes' lawyer was referring to -


Witness takes blame for Santonio drink-throwing

Posted by Mike Florio on April 9, 2010


Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes has yet another reason for a celebratory "wake n bake."

According to WPXI-TV, Holmes' lawyer claims to have a sworn statement from a man who admits to throwing a drink in the face of the woman who claims that Holmes did it.

Attorney Adam Swickle said that the man admits to throwing a juice drink in the face of Anshonae Mill, but that he didn't throw the glass. Mills claims she was struck by the glass, which cut her under the eyebrow, and temporarily blinded by the contents.

The sworn statement apparently is the evidence to which Swickle was referring on Thursday.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -throwing/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/09/witness-takes-blame-for-santonio-drink-throwing/)

Jom112
04-09-2010, 04:38 PM
According to WPXI-TV, Holmes' lawyer claims to have a sworn statement from a man



It was Ben... :stirpot

isonator07
04-09-2010, 05:03 PM
Great news! I hate to bring down the mood and I hope that we have a case of a skank trying to cash in on one of our boys, but man that looks kinda shady. If this and the Ben incident we're two players from say the Pats I probably would be thinking something might be up. Not trying to piss anyone off on here at all, but does anyone else think the sudden witness combined with Bens tape getting erased or whatever sounds skeptical?

SS Laser
04-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Great news! I hate to bring down the mood and I hope that we have a case of a skank trying to cash in on one of our boys, but man that looks kinda shady. If this and the Ben incident we're two players from say the Pats I probably would be thinking something might be up. Not trying to piss anyone off on here at all, but does anyone else think the sudden witness combined with Bens tape getting erased or whatever sounds skeptical?

If you re-read the tape info from the club. One place said the cops seen it already. It was when they went back to review it again it had been written over. Not sure what to make of the different info on that. As far as Holmes, I hope the guy that confessed got some good coin! :stirpot

ghettoscott
04-09-2010, 05:31 PM
I hope the guy that confessed got some good coin!

Yup. I bet Santonio would rather pay the guy than that heffer....

hawaiiansteel
04-11-2010, 02:50 PM
According to published reports, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes may miss some time during the 2010 NFL season. According to ProFootballTalk.com, Holmes could be facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

"It's not necessarily a failed test; it can be the failure to show up for a test. There are various ways a violation can occur, and the way the substance abuse program can work, there are levels. So, to get to the point were your even in line for a four-game suspension, that implies that there have been multiple prior violations," said Mike Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com.

"I think it explains why they've brought in receivers via free agency. Why they've visited with six receivers who are in this year's draft class. They are thinking about the future," said Florio. "But the problem is who ever has Santonio Holmes, until he exits the program, if this four-game suspension sticks, that team will be dealing with the possibility of one missed test, one positive result, one violation, and you have a one-year suspension just like what Ricky Williams went through."

http://steelershotline.com/coverstory.html

hawaiiansteel
04-12-2010, 11:11 PM
Holmes claims his Twitter account was hacked

Posted by Mike Florio on April 12, 2010


We reconfigured various Monday afternoon radio spots in the hopes of being able to participate in the conference call conducted on Monday regarding the Jets' trade for receiver Santonio Holmes.

The call was supposed to start at 4:00 p.m. It didn't. When 4:20 p.m. ET rolled around, I needed to wake and bake. (I hope I'm finally using that term correctly.)

Eventually, the call occurred. During the discussion, Holmes was asked about a Twitter exchange from the day after news broke of a lawsuit filed against Holmes based on allegations that he threw a drink in a woman's face.

Holmes told a Twitter user that he "shud try finding the worst thing that you could drink n kill urself.

"It wasn't me," Holmes said, per Manish Mehta of the Newark Star-Ledger. "I never tried to defend myself on that topic among anyone on Twitter or among anyone that tried to ask me for interviews. . . . I would definitely be accountable for my actions if I did say it."

So why wouldn't he have defended himself? All he'd need to do is delete the tweet and post a new one explaining that his account had been accessed by something not authorized to use it.

Besides, Holmes has a "Verified Account." In other words, the stuff he says on it are regarded as his words. If he failed to secure his user name or password and someone else made that statement, Holmes is still responsible. At a minimum, he needs to offer an explanation more detailed than "it wasn't me."

At some point, Holmes has deleted the tweet. However, he has yet to remove the one in which he declares an intention to "wake n bake," or where he reminds the fans that "u don't cut my check."

But at least this story has a somewhat happy ending. On March 30, he pointed out that he loves the Jets.

Then again, maybe it wasn't him.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... as-hacked/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/12/holmes-claims-his-twitter-account-was-hacked/)

hawaiiansteel
04-13-2010, 03:54 AM
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:29 am EDT

Steelers trade Santonio Holmes to Jets for a used blocking sled


The first surprising news of the evening was that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded troubled wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets.
Second, and even more shocking, were the reports of what the Steelers got from the Jets in return: a 5th-round draft pick.

Just to recap, Santonio Holmes(notes) is 26 years old, a former first-round draft pick, has racked up 3,835 receiving yards in his four years in the league, become a favorite target of Ben Roethlisberger(notes) and, oh yeah, won a Super Bowl MVP.

And all he could fetch in a trade was a 5th-rounder?

Sure, Santonio may have some substance-related issues, and he may enjoy some inappropriate beverage-hurling, but still, a fifth-round pick? That seems closer to the asking price for Limas Sweed(notes) than Santonio Holmes.

It's a nice acquisition for the Jets, but for a lot of reasons, it's a much bigger deal for Pittsburgh. Let's start with on-the-field repercussions. This weakens the Steelers, without question. Rookie third receiver Mike Wallace was impressive last year and everything, but let's not get carried away: He's had one year, in which he made 39 catches as a number three receiver on whom no one was focusing their defense. That is not the same as producing Santonio-like stats as a number two.

And I always felt like there was great on-field chemistry between Ben Roethlisberger and Holmes. So many times when Roethlisberger ran for his life and extended a play about 8 seconds beyond its original design, he looked at Holmes to get open and bail him out. Holmes had the physical skills and the right mindset to play with a quarterback who improvises as much as Roethlisberger.

For a team that features the passing game as heavily as the Steelers, this is a very bold move. It's a risk.

So why take it? Well, the most likely thing is that the Steelers felt they had to do it. With all the recent negative headlines surrounding the team, I guess they felt like they had to send a message to potential troublemakers: If you behave like an idiot, you cannot be a Pittsburgh Steeler.

I still question taking the short end of the stick in a trade in order to make that point, but, you know, if a point's got to be made ... they just made it with authority.

Ideally, this works out for the Steelers a lot like it did when they let Plaxico Burress(notes) leave as a free agent. After one Plaxico-free year, they drafted Holmes, and they were immediately back to having a fearsome duo at wide receiver. If everything goes perfectly, Wallace steps into that role now, and he and Ward are still a receiving force to be reckoned with.

More importantly, the message (which SI's Peter King has already described as "shot across the bow to Big Ben") gets through, too, and the Steelers can take a baby step back towards being viewed as an organization that only employs football players of decent character.

UPDATE: ESPN is reporting that Holmes will be suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...urn=nfl,233473

hawaiiansteel
04-14-2010, 04:17 AM
In a fan poll asking, “Will the Steelers regret trading Santonio Holmes?” After 5,457 votes, the results:

Yes-43%

No-56%


http://steelershotline.com/coverstory.html