NFL from the Sidelines
Monday, May 29, 2006
Arrest no big deal
The news of Santonio Holmes' arrest led the 6 p.m. broadcast of at least one local TV station Saturday. It was on the front sports page of the O-R.

Why?

Holmes' arrest for disorderly conduct is newsworthy only because he was the Steelers' No. 1 draft pick. He was released that night and will likely only have to pay a fine.

You have to realize that there are probably 100 people arrested for DC on Miami's South Beach every weekend. Considering Holmes was released, he couldn't have been causing that much trouble.

Some will point to this and equate it to Plaxico Burress' arrest in Virginia for having an open can of beer on the street. Again, what's the big deal?

These arrests were noteworthy only because of who they happened to, not because of what was done.

Neither speaks to any character flaw.
posted by Dale Lolley at 10:31 AM  

3 Comments:

Captain Cocktail said...

Its no big deal..I thought the funniest thing of the whole ordeal was his mother swearing it wasn't him, that he was back in Ohio.

11:25 AM  
tannybrown said...

Mom's looking out.

3:36 PM  
Dale Lolley said...

That's the funny thing about the stupid NFL rule. Ninety percent of those guys who left early for the draft quit going to classes months ago. Telling them they have to wait to practice until their class graduates is idiotic.

8:08 PM  

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