Santonio Needs To Stay Off Twitter, Likely Gone Like Burress Was

Ron Cook had a great editorial this morning in the PPG and wrote how he thought that Santonio Holmes likely would not be signed to an extension in the offseason and allowed to possibly walk after the 2010 season. I could very well see this happening as well. As Cook points out, this is the 4th incident since being drafted.

Judging by the latest Tweets by Santonio on his Twitter account, I am sure the Steelers and the Commissioner will not be too thrilled as well. Tone starts off by telling a user “y u tryna make me look like the bad guy. U shud try finding the worst thing that you could drink n kill urself” Then he goes on to say this morning, “@ disney getting my grind on later tweeps! LMAO all the way to the bank!”

Santonio Holmes Twitter 1

Santonio Holmes Twitter 2

Now do not get me wrong, Tone is one hell of a talented player, but telling someone to kill themselves and that that he is laughing all the way to the bank is unacceptable. If he was joking, it is hard to tell in 140 characters or less. I am worried that Holmes is walking down the path that Plaxico Burress took that led him right out of Pittsburgh. If you remember, Burress wanted a contract extension in the spring of 2004 and he skipped a required minicamp that May. Burress was headed into the final year of his contract. He finally reported to training camp on time and finished out his last season, but was allowed to walk after the season and signed with the Giants.

With all of the negative press that the Steelers have received as of late with both Ben Roethlisberger and Holmes, combined with them signing Arnaz Battle and and Antwaan Randle El, I could even start smelling the wiff of a draft day trade. Not the most probable of scenario, but do not rule it out.

I will close with two pieces of advice for Tone. First, delete your Twitter account, and fast. Second, take the first offer the Steelers give you if you want to stay in the Steel City. If you do neither, you will likely be entering your final season of wearing Black and Gold.

  • BH

    I too have been following his twitter and coudn’t believe what I was reading. I just waiting for you to post something like this. Tone was my favorite Steeler for the past few years and this and his immaturity has ruined it for me. I’m all in favor of a draft day trade. Wallace will be a better pro IMO.

  • notjustasteelerfan


    Now that you mention it, A trade to move-up in the 1st round for maybe a Shut-down CB or the best MLB in this years draft, and maybe getting Demaryius Thomas-WR in the 2nd round.

    Joe Haden-CB or Rolando McClain-ILB = Santonio Holmes and his legal trouble…
    sounds good!!
    But what about Big Ben!?? That’s 3.. Trade..I don’t think so!! BUT
    Both players needs to learn a lesson from another Steeler (Ryan Mundy) and go to church…
    Because (not to get preachy) but both of them needs something POSITIVE in their life.
    Heck we all do!!! But to me, seeing the Steeler’s winning 6 super bowls has been my positive.
    I hope to see alot more,
    It’s 3 strikes and your OUT…right.
    It’s too bad Plax didn’t learn his lesson..cuz we could of won 8 maybe 9 more super bowls.

    thanks for your time

  • dave

    I’m not too sure about a draft day trade – it’s not really the Steelers style, but who knows? It does make a certain amount of sense, and would explain their interest in Arrelious Benn. It would definitely send a message – although the Big Ben situation is still a bigger issue.

    I can definitely see them letting him walk after his rookie contract is up.

    Then again, it’s hard to predict that far ahead – there might not even be football in 2011 with the labor situation. Under the current rules today, he’d be a RFA after the 2010 season since he needs 6 years of service to be a UFA.

  • Jessie Parson

    I love the steelers and I can’t believe we traded santonio holmes. Trouble off the field yes, but so is Big Ben. If we cut ties with holmes then why hasn’t ben been traded? Is there a lesser evil here? Does race have anything to do with it? Ben has two incidents that are just horrific if not more than holmes. I don’t like this message the steelers organization is sending why keep one and sweep what the other does under the rug. From a lifelong fan, who really isn’t interested in wearing my black and gold right now.