A Santonio Short: Counterpoint On The Jets Trade

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Once you manage to get past the sheer shock of this morning's blockbuster news, the departure of Santonio Holmes is really not such a soul-crushing blow you might think losing a Super Bowl MVP-caliber wide receiver would be.  Let's consider the facts...
Holmes was in the final year of his contract with the Steelers.  Given his career, he's likely to command big money next year—money the Steelers are not likely to part with under the best of circumstances.  
There were rumors swirling (confirmed later today) that he would be hit with a four-game suspension for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.  Missing a quarter of the season certainly isn't helping his case.  
The Orlando assault case hanging over him further tarnishes his image , and the unfortunate timing, coming on the heels of Ben Roethlisberger's latest legal scuffle may have helped deflect some of the attention from Ben, but he absorbed it all himself.  

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