Sources: Steelers trade Holmes
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By John Clayton
The Pittsburgh Steelers traded troubled wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft, sources confirmed Sunday night.
ESPN 1050 in New York first reported the story Sunday night. Holmes was contacted late Sunday and told that he was traded to the Jets, sources said.
Holmes had recently been accused of throwing a glass at a woman in a lounge. No charges have been filed against him, and Holmes' lawyer, Adam Swickle, told The Associated Press a male witness has taken responsibility for tossing the glass.
Holmes was entering his fifth season with the Steelers and has 235 catches for 3,835 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Holmes was cited for marijuana possession, a misdemeanor, in Pennsylvania in 2008. The Steelers made Holmes inactive for the game following the incident and he subsequently apologized.
He was arrested on a domestic violence charge in 2006 in Ohio, but that charge was later dropped.
As a player, though, Holmes has the talent to be a No. 1 receiver. He was MVP in Super Bowl XLIII.