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
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.”
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.