Report: Holmes escorted off Pittsburgh flight for being a “disruptive passenger”


Investigators told Channel 11 News reporter Renee Kaminski that former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes had to be escorted off a plane Thursday night at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Investigators said it the incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. They said Holmes wasn’t arrested but was escorted off the plane for what investigators call being a “disruptive passenger.”

No other information has been released at this time.

Let’s see:

– Sued by a woman following an incident in a nightclub. Check.

– Suspended four games for violating the league’s drug policy. Check.

– Traded for a fifth round pick despite being a former Super Bowl MVP. Check.

– Escorted off a plane for being a “disruptive passenger.” Check.

As soon as Holmes bunches some babies and pushes some old people down, his offseason will be just about complete.

Update: It sounds as though the situation was blown out of proportion.


Earlier reports from two Pittsburgh-area television stations had said Holmes was escorted off the plane after being “disruptive.” However, Holmes got off the plane by himself, and police officers reminded him of complying with flight regulations. The wide receiver was not charged.

“I know what has been told to me and it kind of got blown out of proportion it sounds like in some of the media outlets and things,” said coach Rex Ryan, who addressed reporters during the team’s rookie minicamp.

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