Pittsburgh Steelers' Santonio Holmes Served With a Civil Lawsuit

Daniel KablackCorrespondent IIIMarch 29, 2010

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 23: In this handout image provided by Disney, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes (right) shows off his culinary skills during a cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Stefano 'Chef Steff' Tedeschi at an NFL reception at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort on March 23, 2010 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh, Pa. - Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who caught the game winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII is in some legal trouble.

He is being sued by a woman in Florida after Orlando police officers failed to write a police report for Holmes' alleged actions.

The lawsuit stems from an incident at an Orlando night club.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that Holmes, 26, was drunk and attending the Rain Night Club on March 7, 2010.

Holmes has publically denied any wrong-doing in the case.

The plantiff states that Holmes had ordered her to get off a couch in the night club, then when she refused, threw his glass of beer at the woman. She claims that the glass hit her in the eye and caused her injuries.

The woman also accuses the Orlando Police Department of failing to act by neglecting to write a police report after the incident.

A report on the incident says: "When confronted with the possibility of incarceration, defendant asked to speak with the plaintiff. He proceeded to inform the plaintiff that he was an NFL football player and that he could not [due to the possibility of getting suspended] face criminal charges. Subsequently, defendant offered to give the plaintiff money because he was an NFL star and could not get into trouble. Plaintiff felt pressure from the defendant and the Orlando Police Department not to press charges. Plaintiff, feeling pressured, made a short victim statement incoherently stating that she was hit in the face and bleeding near her eyes, however, intended not to press charges. The Orlando Police Department failed to write a police report."

Back in 2008, Holmes was cited for possession of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor in the state of Pennsylvania.

Holmes is now the second Steelers' player to get into legal trouble this month.

On March 5th, Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 28, became the center of allegations of sexual assault at a night club in Milledgeville, Georgia, a college town in central Georgia.

Although the incident is still being investigated, no charges have been filed.

Some fans now question the type of leadership that is being mentored to these young players in Pittsburgh and if someone needs to step in to help guide them, off the field.

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