Steelers trade Holmes; Roethlisberger no longer charged for assault case

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 season is already off to a rough start, and preseason hasn’t even started.

Sunday, April 11 brought the trade of former Superbowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes. For those of you who didn’t hear, Holmes is in some trouble.

He splashed the news with his glass throwing misconduct in an Orlando night club. Then, hours after the Steelers traded him for a 5th round draft pick to the New York Jets, he was suspended for four games for substance abuse.

The Jets now have Braylon Edwards, LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Cromartie and Holmes for QB Mark Sanchez to look to. The Jets are going to be a pretty nasty team this upcoming season as they move the chains offensively.

The other big news story up in the Pitts is on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben once again got himself in a rape/assault case when an underage girl in Georgia accused him of assaulting her in a nightclub bathroom.

At 2 p.m. today, it was announced that Roethlisberger will not be charged.

However, what does that mean for him in Pittsburgh? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell plans on meeting him later this week to talk about disciplining the QB who seems to put himself in these positions.

Even if Goodell doesn’t suspend him, and gives him a ‘slap on the wrist’ and tell him “bad boy, Ben!” there is no telling yet what the Steelers will do, especially when they just traded Holmes after being fed up with his actions off the field.

Personally, I am just glad the thug life isn’t being directed at the Ravens as is the typical.

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4 Responses to “Steelers trade Holmes; Roethlisberger no longer charged for assault case”

  1. Tates Says:

    Hey baseball just started, why is there so much focus on football already. Oh yea the O’s are 1 and 5.

    • Genna Jean Wittstadt Says:

      Hey baseball season is still fun, even when they are losing. But when it comes to the Steelers messing up, there is nothing that won’t cheer a Baltimore fan up more…other than a win by their team.

  2. conoonk Says:

    I’m in L.A. There were actually some earthquakes in SD last week, and possibly a bigger one coming up this week. So I hope your family is doing all right. Have you ever been out here?

    I’m glad you like the FOTD section, go right ahead and take it. I came up with it while I trying to make my site more SEO friendly. I’ll e-mail you about some things to get your blog more “out there” and come up in search engines.

    As for the Jets, yeah they might seem good on the outside… but those players you mentioned ALL have off-field issues. So even though they picked up pro bowlers and veterans, keep in mind those players aren’t on their original teams for a reason.

    And for the Steelers, they’re just in a whole different mess. I can already imagine how frustrated Mike Tomlin is. Who’s next to have issues? Hines Ward?

    • Genna Jean Wittstadt Says:

      Yea, we heard about that. Everyone is okay just shook up by it…pun intended haha. And yes, I went out there over Thanksgiving break to visit–absolutely beautiful I loved it out there.

      Thanks for the tips and help. I am learning more about SEO in class right now, but anything you see and know about would be awesome. It’s better to hear from people interested in the same thing aka sports than a general classroom attitude.

      And you’re right I agree about the Jets and trouble. That’s pretty much what I was implying about the Ravens for once not having the headlines in causing trouble…thought about making a joke about Rex Ryan picking up some hints he learned in Bmore for his new team—but too much? Maybe? haha.

      And I find it interesting to talk to people from Pittsburgh and how frustrated they are and some ready for their big superstart Qb to be gone. They would rather have a team they can count on then players causing them embarrassment.

      Worse I feel for Art Rooney. He had to fly back here from Ireland to try to figure out this whole Big Ben mess. Going to be a big story after Goodell talks to him what the Rooney’s might say.

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