NFL Trade: Does the Santonio Holmes Deal Mean Ben Roethlisberger Is Trade Bait?

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been in the news a lot lately, and not for much of anything good.
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger both have had legal troubles off the field this offseason, and now Holmes is a New York Jet.
Holmes is facing a lawsuit in Florida from a woman who claims he threw a glass at her, cutting her above the eye, in an Orlando nightclub. The case is under investigation and Holmes has denied any wrongdoing.
Holmes, who has 235 career catches for 3,835 yards and 20 touchdowns, was traded for a fifth-round pick, which is something Steelers fans need to raise their eyebrows at.
You'd think the guy who caught the winning touchdown pass in the Steelers' last Super Bowl would go for a bit more than a fifth-round pick.
However, in 2008, Holmes was arrested for possession of marijuana, and he was involved in a domestic violence incident in 2006—the misdemeanor charges were dismissed.
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