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Steelers Trade Santonio Holmes To Jets For 5th Round Pick


ESPN John Clayton reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded troubled wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a fifth-round pick in this year\’s draft, sources confirmed Sunday night.

ESPN 1050 in New York first reported the story Sunday night.

Holmes had recently been accused of throwing a glass at a woman in a lounge. No charges have been filed against him, and Holmes\’ lawyer, Adam Swickle, told The Associated Press a male witness has taken responsibility for tossing the glass.

Holmes was entering his fifth season with the Steelers and has 235 catches for 3,835 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Holmes was cited for marijuana possession, a misdemeanor, in Pennsylvania in 2008. The Steelers made Holmes inactive for the game following the incident and he subsequently apologized.

He was arrested on a domestic violence charge in 2006 in Ohio, but that charge was later dropped.

As a player, though, Holmes has the talent to be a No. 1 receiver. He was Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XLIII.

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  • mario

    a 5th rounder, are you F*&^ing kidding me, seriously, couldn’t swing at least a 3rd rounder, COLBERT you retard, i don’t mind the trade, knowing he wasn’t gonna be resigned, but a 5th, i give up, now trade Sweed for a 1st rd…..lol,

  • Tanner

    Why would they trade him for a 5th round draft pick? They could of done a lot better than that. Maybe a 3rd? Probably the dumbest move they’ve had this offseason!

  • admin

    He was damaged goods and lame duck for 1st 4 games of 2010. You guys need to think things through before you comment. They got what they could.

  • D. Burton

    admin says:

    He was damaged goods and lame duck for 1st 4 games of 2010. You guys need to think things through before you comment. They got what they could

    He won the superbowl last year, but know hes damaged goods ….give me a break !

  • admin

    Um, the Saints won the Super Bowl last year, Danny. Holmes is damaged goods for the start of 2010. No team is going to give you a high draft pick for that. Especially for a guy not under a longer contract. The Jets still have to try to extend him.

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