Santonio Holmes of Pittsburgh Steelers Denies Assault on Woman

Daniel KablackCorrespondent IIIMarch 29, 2010

MIAMI - FEBRUARY 5: Wide receiver Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers arrives at the Coors Light Super Bowl Bash at the Mansion on February 5, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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According to a report by USA Today, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has denied assaulting a woman at a night club in Orlando after the woman filed a lawsuit against him last Wednesday.

It was previously reported that Holmes was not commenting on the case, but he now says he is innocent and the situation will be taken care of soon.

This leads some to believe that a monetary settlement might be on the way.

The plaintiff, Anshonoe Mills, claimed in the suit that Holmes threw a glass full of liquor at her on March 7 at the Rain Night Club.

In an ESPN interview with Holmes, he said everything "will be taken care of quickly, within the next 24 hours."

He also added, "I really don't have much to say about it because I didn't do anything. My lawyer is handling it from here."

The plaintiff states that Holmes ordered her to get off a couch in the night club, but when she refused, he threw his glass full of alcohol 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.

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

Holmes now joins quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who is also having off-field issues.

On March 5, Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh's 28-year-old quarterback, became the center of allegations of sexual assault at a night club in Milledgeville, a college town in central Georgia.

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

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