Another day, another Steeler accused of being a massive douchebag.
Today, it’s Santonio Holmes taking some of the media heat off of Ben Roethlisberger, and major props to Mikey and Big Bob for tracking this story down first this morning.
Short story, Santonio was in a nightclub in Florida, a girl was sitting on “his” couch, he got pissed, she got pissed, words flew and then Santonio threw a glass of liquor at the woman’s face.
Big problem. He threw the glass too and cut her eye.
Yeah, allegedly. But fool me twice, you know?
Like, if Troysus was accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub, we would be hard-pressed to believe the allegations. We’d be all, Troysus? Are you sure he wasn’t just attempting to turn beer into wine and he tripped?
But just like we had Ben Roethlisberger, already once accused of sexual assault, being accused again, we now have The Asshat who, and you know, I need to bullet point these because there’s so freaking many of them:
— Four babies to three babymamas, two of whom are on twitter in their nakedness
— Arrested for public drunkeness and disorderly conduct in Miami
— Arrested for assaulting one of his babymamas by choking her
— Arrested for driving with marijuana in his SUV
— GIANT FRESHLY SHOWERED …
You get the picture.
So now we have, “Threw a glass at a woman’s face” and suddenly it’s not so unbelievable when you look at his growing list of WAYS IN WHICH SANTONIO HOLMES IS AN ASSHAT.
Could this be a case of a money-hungry opportunistic woman? Yeah.
But at the same time, am I so really really ridiculously tired of all of this “giving the benefit of the doubt” talk and all of these accusations against the Steelers followed by their, “I don’t want to be a distraction to the team” comments to the media?
Here’s an idea. You don’t want to be a distraction, Steelers? Stop living your charmed life like a Jersey Shore douchebag who drinks anything that has fermented, bangs anything that has boobs, angrily demands anything that has value, punches anything that has pissed you off, all the while expecting the world and its citizens to kowtow to you and your perceived sense of greatness and entitlement simply because you are paid ridiculous sums of money because you know how to throw a freaking football or catch it while keeping your toes inbound.
I am not seeing these problems with the Penguins and I am not seeing these problems with the Pirates, so please spare me the, well, I’m a professional athlete and that means blah bitty blah frickity blah blah. Shut it. I don’t want to hear it.
And Steelers management, coaches, owners? I’m looking at you too, because CLEARLY something is not being said in the locker room and that is this: See this jersey? The jersey of Lipps and Swann and Harris and Bradshaw and Greene and Lambert? Act like it MEANS something to you. Protect the reputation of this jersey, because every accusation, every arrest, every lawsuit is a smear of dirt on it that will take YEARS to wash away. GROW. THE. HELL. UP. All y’all.
Because the last thing I need to hear from a fan of another team is, “[Name of pro athlete] got arrested?! What are we, the Steelers?!”