Holmes claims his Twitter account was hacked

We reconfigured various Monday afternoon radio spots in the hopes of being able to participate in the conference call conducted on Monday regarding the Jets’ trade for receiver Santonio Holmes.

The call was supposed to start at 4:00 p.m.  It didn’t.  When 4:20 p.m. ET rolled around, I needed to wake and bake.  (I hope I’m finally using that term correctly.)

Eventually, the call occurred.  During the discussion, Holmes was asked about a Twitter exchange from the day after news broke of a lawsuit filed against Holmes based on allegations that he threw a drink in a woman’s face.

Holmes told a Twitter user that he “shud try finding the worst thing that you could drink n kill urself.

It wasn’t me,” Holmes said, per Manish Mehta of the Newark Star-Ledger.  “I never tried to defend myself on that
topic among anyone on Twitter or among anyone that tried to ask me for
interviews. . . .  I would definitely be accountable for my actions if I did
say it
.”

So why wouldn’t he have defended himself?  All he’d need to do is delete the tweet and post a new one explaining that his account had been accessed by something not authorized to use it. 

Besides, Holmes has a “Verified Account.”  In other words, the stuff he says on it are regarded as his words.  If he failed to secure his user name or password and someone else made that statement, Holmes is still responsible.  At a minimum, he needs to offer an explanation more detailed than “it wasn’t me.”

At some point, Holmes has deleted the tweet.  However, he has yet to remove the one in which he declares an intention to “wake n bake,” or where he reminds the fans that “u don’t cut my check.”

But at least this story has a somewhat happy ending.  On March 30, he pointed out that he loves the Jets

Then again, maybe it wasn’t him.

72 responses to “Holmes claims his Twitter account was hacked

  1. “At a minimum, he needs to offer an explanation more detailed than “it wasn’t me.”
    Go take a voluntary piss test and PROVE it.

  2. I also got some ocean front property in Arizona I could get you a deal on as well. Freakin Clown shoes this guy is.

  3. After this site broke the news I checked out his twitter and he was responding to A LOT of people that day, as in 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after. Although, I don’t expect anyone to really buy into it, what was he supposed to say? “Just like I couldn’t handle my temper in the club, that fool on twitter needed to be taken down a peg so I couldn’t handle myself there responsibly either.”

  4. Holmes is such a chump.
    If you ask me, the Steelers were smart to dump him. I know alot of Steeler fans are upset that they didnt get more for him, but at least you wont have to worry about having this POS around when he implodes like Burress did. And trust me, its coming. All the signs are there.

  5. No Mike, you are not using that term correctly. You can’t wake and bake at 4:00 P.M. because you have been up all day. Wake and Bake is just that, waking up and getting stoned. When you get stoned at 4:00 or 4:20 in the afternoon, you are doing just that getting stoned. Only in the A.M. is it considered waking and baking. Now 420 is the hippie term for getting back whenever and April 20th (4/20) is the Hippie New Year (supposedly). OK, time to get baked and watch some NFL Network.

  6. I don’t really care whether he tweeted said message or not…but he could at least have the stones to man up to it.

  7. And there is it folks…..When the story broke about his Twitter exchanges, I said to start the countdown to the “My Twitter account was hacked” defense…..pathetic!

  8. When 4:20 p.m. ET rolled around, I needed to wake and bake. (I hope I’m finally using that term correctly.)
    That’s only correct if you wake up at 4:20 pm.

  9. Yeah, and I guess this “hacker” was responsible for the tweets to his baby momma(s) right around the same time? Child, please.

  10. But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me)
    Saw me bangin’ on the sofa (It wasn’t me)
    I even had her in the shower (It wasn’t me)
    She even caught me on camera (It wasn’t me)
    She saw the marks on my shoulder (It wasn’t me)
    Heard the words that I told her (It wasn’t me)
    Heard the scream get louder (It wasn’t me)
    She stayed until it was over
    Shaggy already used this excuse…

  11. “When 4:20 p.m. ET rolled around, I needed to wake and bake. (I hope I’m finally using that term correctly.)”
    You’re such a square.

  12. Any high profile athlete that twitters, is asking for trouble. Stream of thought tweets, with no forethought, is likely to cause big problems. It’s human nature to popoff.

  13. They all say that when they post something dumb and incriminating for the whole world to see…hacker, yeah, ok. How about dumb stoned athlete?

  14. Yep. He’s a habitual offender, and you know how the Steelers treat habitual offenders. Unless they are white. Stay classy, Pittsburgh.

  15. Tone was big in the playoffs two years ago, but outside of that, sporadic…..just like his behavior during his tenure in the NFL. As a Steeler fan, I’ll always have a soft spot for this guy given his performance in 08. But it was time to go. He is a troublemaker, and his former teammates couldn’t stand him. Then, he made it clear that he was gone after next year. I’m glad the Steelers got a 5’th round draft pick for him. It’s better than just releasing him. Good luck Tone….I have a feeling you’ll need it. If you catch 50 more balls in the NFL, I’ll be very surprised.

  16. Welcome to Girl Talk. A rich moron can’t defeat the security of Twitter, and Florio treats it like news.

  17. I’ll be happy when this ignorant a$s gets his due. He’ll be one of those players that is bankrupt 5 years removed from his playing career.

  18. How many times have we seen this story…
    Celebrity posts some idiotic comment… then blames it on their account being hacked. I just laugh every time I see this explanation now.

  19. If these guys are gonna keep using this excuse, they should be expected to show official proof from an IT admin. that it was in fact hacked.

  20. Forget it … Santonio is fairly bright as I’ve interacted with him before. Just somewhat immature, hard headed and a bit of a temper. Just trying to be shrewd and say the right things but it doesn’t matter anyway the deal is done. I think he’s still in shock they actually let him go, sorta like a kid who’s not used to being spanked. He had his moments here as well in Columbus. His talent has always gotten him off and he finally had somebody call him on it.

  21. When 4:20 p.m. ET rolled around, I needed to wake and bake. (I hope I’m finally using that term correctly.)
    Whoa! I don’t think you’re using the term correctly. It means ‘to get high immediately upon waking’.

  22. This guy is a tool and this is coming from a Steelers fan. They should have gotten more than a 5th round draft choice for him, but he is such an a$$hole that the Steelers were hand cuffed by the suspension that dropped his value.

  23. Lol @ Wrathchild
    Saying is account was hacked is the most ridiculous excuse ever, especially considering how long it took him to come up with that excuse. Man up, Santonio! Just come out with it. You let your emotions get the best of you and you said something stupid. Nobody hacked your freakin’ account to tell some fan to go kill himself. If hacked your account, they’ll do something more entertaining than that with it.

  24. kpweaver27 says:
    April 12, 2010 10:32 PM
    Yep. He’s a habitual offender, and you know how the Steelers treat habitual offenders. Unless they are white. Stay classy, Pittsburgh.
    ———————————————-
    That’s why we still have James Harrison. He’s peaches and cream if I ever saw it. And he has a domestic abuse arrest record. Unlike Roethlisberger. Who has NEVER been arrested. EVER.
    I’d tell you to stay classy. But you can’t keep what you haven’t got.

  25. Hey Tone, it’s me Gizzard, the homeless guy who threw the drink in that skank’s face. I hacked your account too, man. You remember where I talked to you guys? Meet you there homie, I’m shakin bad.
    -Giz.

  26. Wow..Sandubio, from hero to zero with steeler nation in a year…..thank goodness you fans forget quickly..I mean for bens sake and all…..

  27. Rex Ryan is putting together a football team like he’s playing Madden. I don’t think he realizes that you cant just push the delete button and start over. He’s playing wit fire n is gonna burn his fat ass off.

  28. That’s about as lame as Plaxico’s assertion that his bullet wound was actually caused by a falling icicle.

  29. But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me)
    Saw me bangin’ on the sofa (It wasn’t me)
    I even had her in the shower (It wasn’t me)
    She even caught me on camera (It wasn’t me)
    She saw the marks on my shoulder (It wasn’t me)
    Heard the words that I told her (It wasn’t me)
    Heard the scream get louder (It wasn’t me)
    She stayed until it was over
    Shaggy already used this excuse…
    …..haha I’m a ravens fan but i was going to write this same thing. classic

  30. Wrathchild says: April 12, 2010 10:37 PM It’s easy to hack when his password is “holmes420”
    nice one.

  31. @irish4life
    Your right….
    Santonio Holmes is a terrible, one-note joke that only stoners laugh at. He’s f#@&ing clown shoes. If he was real, I’d beat the sh%t out of him for being so stupid. I can’t believe the Jests would have anything to do with this sh%t. I, for one, will be boycotting this team. Who’s with me?

  32. “No Mike, you are not using that term correctly. You can’t wake and bake at 4:00 P.M. because you have been up all day.”
    Right, because it would be totally unlike your average stoner to take a mid-afternoon nap, wake up at 4, and fire it up.

  33. Wow. These guys really should use better passwords. Yeah right. I’ve never heard of so many accounts “hacked”.

  34. That’s not really what a verified account is. It’s verified that its the player’s account and not the account of some jackass. It doesn’t mean that he’s held to some standard of vouching for everything that shows up on there.
    I don’t care either way, just sayin.

  35. Now Santonio is trying to say he’s a man of his word while at the same time going against his word. I don’t buy his story.
    Sadly, Twitter just exposes society to the immaturity and stupidity of a lot of these players.
    We breed these players from the moment they show any signs of talent and it’s all they ever know. If Santonio didn’t have football, what would he have? He’d just be another bum on the street.
    As my dad always told me, there’s two rules of holes:
    #1 – Don’t get yourself into a hole
    #2 – When you’re in a hole, stop digging.
    Stop digging Santonio.

  36. If the NFL buys that, I have a tower in France for sale and a bridge in London… cheap!
    As a Steelers fan, I was chocked when I read it yesterday that we did not get more for this guy, but now it looks like a bargain.
    Wish we would have sent him to NFC east for a 7th.

  37. hahah hate on him all you want, this guy is gonna help the jets win the superbowl this year.

  38. This guy is an idiot if he thinks anyone’s going to buy that. Well, Jets fans will I guess.
    D-I-C-K DICK DICK DICK!

  39. This is outrageous how Twitter can stand by and allow these celebrity Twitter accounts to get constantly hacked.
    How can we be expected to believe what we read when a sports icon such as Holmes twats about what is on his mind? How will we know it’s really Brittany, or Mariah, or Holmes when a tweet comes in from our favorite twit?
    Well I for one will never sign up to receive twites, tweets, twatters or any other twittering until this problem gets resolved.
    What bunch of freakin’ idiots Twitters and their followers are. lol

  40. Holmes may be in shock today, but the real test lies ahead when it all sinks in.
    Will he think “Damn I screwed up” and work to change his rep or “Damn they screwed me” and continue the career arc of a knucklehead?
    Enquiring Jets fans want to know!

  41. This is easily solved. I’m SURE Twitter keeps the IP address of each and every tweet. In other words, they can attach an IP address to an individual tweet. From the IP, they can determine the location of the tweeter.

  42. Deb says
    That’s why we still have James Harrison. He’s peaches and cream if I ever saw it. And he has a domestic abuse arrest record. Unlike Roethlisberger. Who has NEVER been arrested. EVER.
    I’d tell you to stay classy. But you can’t keep what you haven’t got.
    hang on a sec… Did Deb just use James Harrison as a counterpoint to how the Steelers are classy??
    Deb you’re better than that

  43. WTF is the fascination with TWITter, someone please explain to me why my 15 year old daughter and 25 to 30 year old athletes have something in common.

  44. he meant to say “its time to make shake and bake pork chops” but he is too stupid to articulate all that”
    I love how every “bad” post is someones account getting hacked. AHHAHAHAH…..dumb asses

  45. He’ll be exposed for the bum he is in NY, I hope the Phins beat on him like a drum.

  46. Hey!I didn’t post that! Someone must have hacked my account. I would never disparage the fine Steeler organization or its players.

  47. Florio, are you stating on a national blog that you woke up and got stoned at 4:20 PM? You should be more careful about announcing your illegal activities.
    Furthermore, Holmes should also be more careful, and he should be investigated for that comment, among others. A careful analysis of his twitter account can easily verify if those statements came from his IP address or not. Such an easy thing to do, and yet nothing will be done.

  48. @heavyj39 …
    Sorry, that was a pretty sad reply. I’m just tired of people inserting race into these issues.

  49. @Deb,
    I totally agree. For a Steeler fan you are usually not all that horrible. ha.. But the race card is getting a little old so I definitly understand your frustration.

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