Originally Posted by Jet Nut
Pitt let him go because they needed to show people that they were tough given the Big Ben scandals swirling around Pitt.
They couldn't do what they should have done. Holmes was the scape goat.
Well yes but that was only one reason. Holmes did have those domestic issues that was over shadowed by Ben. Bottom line is he was and is a street thug. He also was up for a new deal and was a pre modana. He simply didn't fit their team image and wasn't worth a lot as a one year retail. Them trading him had nothing to due with his locker room behavior. He is a hard worker with a will to win. Unlike Pitts we knew all this when we signed him. He isn't here to be a team leader he is here because he is a good WR.