The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Gutless Double Standard at Work Yet Again

April 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It appears as if the Pittsburgh Steelers organization was hit with the proverbial double-whammy as both its starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and its number two (on the verge of number one) wide receiver Santonio Holmes both found themselves in legal trouble in recent weeks.
While nothing has stuck to either player in a legal sense thus far, the franchise was looking as if it had two black eyes coming from each players' issues.
The question for the ownership of the Steelers was what to do with Roethlisberger and Holmes?
The quick answer was to ship Holmes off to the New York Jets in a stunning and unforeseen trade. The Steelers apparently dodged a bullet in making the swap for a fifth-round draft pick as Holmes was suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season.
The reason for the suspension was also a bit of a shocker. Holmes wasn't suspended for his off-the-field troubles, which includes two arrests and a near third, whic...

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