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Santonio Holmes' lawyer denies allegations in civil suit

The lawyer for Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes, preserving the uncannily perfect “my client didn’t do it” streak, says that Holmes is innocent of the claims made in the civil lawsuit filed last week by a woman who contends that Holmes threw a drink in her face.

“We adamantly deny her allegations in that complaint,” Adam B. Swickle told Jonathan D. Silver of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  “I’ve been through all the allegations and we plan on disproving them.”

Though Holmes won’t face criminal charges, the civil lawsuit will proceed until it is dismissed, resolved, or a judgment is entered.

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22 Responses to “Santonio Holmes' lawyer denies allegations in civil suit”
  1. CT Stiller says: Apr 1, 2010 12:11 PM

    Wow, top notch reporting there Florio.

  2. Jumbotron84 says: Apr 1, 2010 12:13 PM

    This just in….florio’s sources are bogus (unless the lions announced the pacman signing tuesday and we just didn’t hear about it)

  3. sequtugh says: Apr 1, 2010 12:15 PM

    Cue the chorus of people calling Holmes a dirtbag who’s going to get away with a crime ……..

  4. KnuckleBucket says: Apr 1, 2010 12:15 PM

    What a shocker! I would’ve expected an admission of guilt, apology and settlement offer….
    Slow nfl news day?

  5. Ravenmaniac says: Apr 1, 2010 12:19 PM

    Didnt sandubio already pay her?? I thought…. case closed.
    Wake and Pay…..

  6. Omart Rooney says: Apr 1, 2010 12:20 PM

    Since when has a legendary franchise been under so much heat; it feels like atl up in here

  7. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Apr 1, 2010 12:21 PM

    I havent been up to date on every twist to this story, but, didnt the woman drop the criminal charges, because Holmes”settled” with her out of court?
    If he settled, why would he give her any money, if he was 100% innocent of the charges????
    Sounds to me like he is guilty, and stupidly, he cut a deal to pay her to not press criminal charges. So she took the money, and then filed civil charges…Genius on her part, par for the course on his part

  8. Omart Rooney says: Apr 1, 2010 12:25 PM

    All this is nonsense.
    we’re gonna make a big rebound

  9. jediwrstlr says: Apr 1, 2010 12:33 PM

    really? he denied his client is guilty????
    Isn’t that his job?

  10. dabarber says: Apr 1, 2010 12:43 PM

    April Fool’s! He really punched her in the FACE!
    Tricked You!!!

  11. house068 says: Apr 1, 2010 12:44 PM

    And yet he continues to tweet

  12. trjuxal says: Apr 1, 2010 1:01 PM

    The woman was seen (by police) smiling and talking with Holmes right after the incident outside the bar, oh and rubbing his face as well. Why some people can’t accept that just PERHAPS Holmes is innocent here is laughable. Damn people, a COP had it in a POLICE REPORT. Hence the reason there were no charges filed. Yea, he paid her off! BLah blah blah. She wants MONEY, hence the reason she going in the CIVIL SUIT direction. Gawd, some of you people are so dumb and biases.

  13. Deb says: Apr 1, 2010 1:12 PM

    This isn’t a legendary franchise under heat.
    Under heat is when your franchise is about to be sold and moved to another city, given a new name and logo–never to exist again.
    Under heat is when we lost the first two games of the 1989 season to the Browns and Bengals by a combined score of 92-10.
    Under heat is going 40 years without winning a single playoff game, then winning four Super Bowls in six years … and going 26 years before winning another one.
    This is a silly receiver who may or may not have thrown a drink at a money-grubbing girl who was rubbing all over him five minutes later in view of the cops who dropped the whole thing.
    This is a QB being sued in Nevada–where all the evidence so far supports HIM–and accused in Georgia of some act the police haven’t even specified. He’s never been charged with anything.
    This isn’t heat.
    Keep it in perspective.

  14. WhoDey_Man says: Apr 1, 2010 1:22 PM

    holmes really probably is innocent on this one…. some stupid person tryin to make a quick easy buck and exploit an IDIOT. that’s right, even though probably innocent, the guy’s a freakin’ jackass. he needs to call his boys ryan leaf and lawrence phillips to go break out plaxico so they can find darryl strawberry and argue over who was the biggest waste of talent.

  15. FoozieGrooler says: Apr 1, 2010 1:28 PM

    Doesn’t matter.
    When he was charged, the haters were pissed.
    When he was cleared, the haters were pissed.
    The haters are idiots.

  16. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 1, 2010 1:37 PM

    What a dirtbag that’s going to get away with a crime!

  17. lifelongphinfan says: Apr 1, 2010 2:07 PM

    wtf is the world coming to? i hope this guy did somthing more than throw a drink in some womans face. this is enough to place a law suite and probly win as well the legal system in this country really needs drastic reform.

  18. Deb says: Apr 1, 2010 2:11 PM

    @GoBrowns19 …
    I think FoozieGrooler is talking to you LOL

  19. Bdrunk says: Apr 1, 2010 2:28 PM

    GoBrowns19 says:
    April 1, 2010 1:37 PM
    “What a dirtbag that’s going to get away with a crime!”
    ———————
    LOL U MAD BRO?

  20. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Apr 1, 2010 3:14 PM

    # trjuxal says: April 1, 2010 1:01 PM
    The woman was seen (by police) smiling and talking with Holmes right after the incident outside the bar, oh and rubbing his face as well. Why some people can’t accept that just PERHAPS Holmes is innocent here is laughable. Damn people, a COP had it in a POLICE REPORT. Hence the reason there were no charges filed. Yea, he paid her off! BLah blah blah. She wants MONEY, hence the reason she going in the CIVIL SUIT direction. Gawd, some of you people are so dumb and biases.
    ____________________________________
    I cant help but laugh at this comment. Not because it is a dumb comment, and not because I disagree, I actually think its a smart comment. But the thing that makes me laugh, is hat you have to keep it in perspective.
    Just days ago, Joey Porter got into an altercation with a police officer, and EVERY Peezy supporter on the planet acts like every cop is crooked, and you cant trust everything that is in the police report.
    Now, we are referring to the police report, as if no police report has EVER been wrong, because no cop would ever lie on a police report……
    So it is all a matter of which side you want to take. If you believe Holmes is innocent, you are going to cite the police report. If you think that he is guilty, you are going to act as if no police report can be trusted……

  21. Subpar says: Apr 1, 2010 3:26 PM

    I’m going to laugh when the NFL suspends both these guys for being dumb enough to be in these situations and these people talking about “the haters” start freaking out about the rules…..BTW Deb, Foozie…..I’m talking to you ; )

  22. Deb says: Apr 1, 2010 6:16 PM

    @Subpar …
    As far as I know there’s no NFL rule against making an idiot out of yourself on Twitter. But if you’ve been reading my posts, I think there should be. But even if the NFL enacted that rule today, Goodell can’t retroactively suspend Holmes for violating it. So I don’t think I’ll be freaking out about the rules.
    I won’t have a problem with either Ben or Santonio being suspended if they convicted of a crime. So far that hasn’t happened.

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