Originally Posted by Dreamers
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.
No, that was the reason. They couldn't get rid of Ben, would have thrown the team back years. The had to do something as there was talk that the fans wanted something done and bam, Holmes is gone. At a position that is front and center, a player that was front and center and more importantly to Pitt a position where they could lose a player. He wasn't a street thug, thats total nonsense. As is all the prima donna talk. And the domestic violence charges were dropped in 2006 by a judge. Hard to believe that even if they were true that the Steelers traded him in 2010, more than 4 years after the fact for this reason.