The Pittsburgh Steelers Should Probably Stop Hanging Out in Nightclubs

March 29, 2010

Just weeks after Ben Roethlisberger collected his second sexual assault allegation, one of his top wide receivers decided to join the fun by earning his very own civil suit after getting a little too aggressive with a young lady at a Florida nightclub.

Santonio Holmes, a relative rookie in the NFL’s “stars and prison stripes” program, is being sued by a woman who claims that when she refused to give up her VIP seat at an Orlando nightclub, the Ohio State alum threw a glass at her head. (Which seems like well thought out, appropriate response.)

No charges were filed, as the court documents note that after the exchange “[Holmes] proceeded to inform the plaintiff that he was an NFL football player and that he could not face criminal charges. Subsequently, [Holmes] offered to give the plaintiff money because he was an NFL star and could not get into trouble."

On a completely unrelated note, Holmes released a statement today claiming that this matter will “be taken care of quickly.”

I realize that the NFL has a pretty impressive pension fund, but is there also some sort of “female payoff” account that these guys can dip into every time they settle a case? Or is it more of a “You assault it, You bought it,” policy?

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