Santonio Holmes Traded to New York Jets
The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded wide receiver Santonio Holmes and his personal problems to the New York Jets for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. The trade comes after reports came out that the 26-year-old could face a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policies against substance abuse.
His personal problems aside, Holmes could be a big addition to the Jets offense, which already has the likes of LaDainian Tomlinson, Braylon Edwards, and Jerricho Cotchery to receive passes from starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. Holmes was instrumental in the Steelers’ 2008 Super Bowl win, where the wide receiver bagged the MVP award after getting the game-clinching catch from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
However, for every achievement that Holmes collects on the field is an off-field problem that threatens to prematurely end his promising career. Just last month, a woman accused Holmes of throwing a liquor-filled glass at her. Since becoming a pro in 2006, Holmes has been arrested at least three times on charges that range from drug violations to domestic violence.