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Steelers First Round Pick Facing Possible Suspension

So you’ve been drafted in the first round by the Super Bowl champions who have a decent shot at going to the playoffs again. You are playing a game you love playing, and everything is going well for you.

So why on earth do you keep doing stuff like this (KDKA TV)?

The Steelers’ No. 1 draft pick’s personal problems could be causing trouble for him on the field.

Our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that Holmes may face suspension from the NFL for violating its personal conduct police, even though Holmes has not even signed his contract with the Steelers.

Holmes was arrested earlier this month, accused of choking the mother of one of his children.

He was also arrested last month in Florida for disorderly conduct.

Talk about throwing it all away. I hope this kid gets a wake up call, because I don’t want him playing for the Steelers if he does stuff like this all the time – he’s the first true thug I remember being in the team in a long time.

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There was serious talk early on about the Cowboys taking him with the 18th pick. Given how much crap they’ve taken for letting RANDY Moss get past them because of “character issues,” there was even more impetus to take Santana. I’m glad they didn’t now.

Posted by James Joyner | June 28, 2006 | 01:08 pm | Permalink

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