Pittsburgh Steelers’ Santonio Holmes Trade: An Image-Saving Move for Steelers

April 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

They had to do something. It was that simple.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have always maintained a sterling reputation for having players who not only want to play for Pittsburgh, but also lead the lives of decent role models, or at least quiet ones.
With diva-like Santonio Holmes troubled by drug charges, assault allegations, and a possible drug-related suspension and the seemingly always troubled Ben Roethlisberger facing serious legal problems this spring, the Steelers were faced with having two marquee players sully their reputations.
They did the only thing they could do, what they have always done—they started cutting ties.
Is Roethlisberger next?
As he is likely to be cleared of charges, he seems primed for one last chance. For Holmes, however, he'd already faced his two strikes.
Strike one was the marijuana possession charge he was slapped with during the 2008 season. Holmes was deactivated for the teams following contest as a statement to both ...

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