breaking news: santonio holmes traded to the new york jets

twitterdjraghkstar twitterdjraghkstarContributor IApril 12, 2010

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Santonio Holmes #10 and Hines Ward #86 of the Pittsburgh Steelers look on from the bench towards the end of their game against  the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 10, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won the game by a score of 13-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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recently santonio holmes has often been in the news media negatively & today the pittsburgh steelers traded the troubled wide receiver to the new york jets for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.

espn 1050 in new york first reported the story about the most recent trade.

santonio most recently had been accused of throwing a glass at a woman in a lounge. although no charges have been filed against him & a male witness has taken responsibility for tossing the glass, holmes was still traded away.

holmes haas been with the steelers for four seasons & was entering his fifth with 235 catches for 3,835 yards & 20 touchdowns.

in 2008, holmes was cited for marijuana possession, which is a misdemeanor in Pennsylvania. the steelers made holmes inactive for the game following the incident & he subsequently apologized.

in ohio, back in 2006, he was arrested on a domestic violence charge, which was later dropped.

holmes was the mvp of super bowl XLIII

 

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analogy about this trade from my twitter feed: the steelers trading holmes for a 5th round pick is like ignoring a bootycall from beyonce 2 cuddle w/ ur real girlfriend.