Well, it was a good story when it first surfaced. It would have been even better if it had been, you know, accurate.
Police in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania has issued a statement confirming that Jets receiver Santonio Holmes was not removed from a flight at Pittsburgh International Airport on Thursday night. Here’s the full text: “As previously reported, Santanio Holmes was NOT removed from any airplane (4/29/2010). He was asked to remove his Ipod (at one point), in which he complied. There’s no further information to report.”
The Jets previously acknowledged that Holmes failed to follow flight regulations.
So there you have it. Something happened, but it didn’t result in Holmes being ejected as a “disruptive passenger.” Still, this guy needs to be on his absolute best behavior, and people on their absolute best behavior don’t find themselves in these situations.