It’s still not completely clear what happened with New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes at the Pittsburgh International Airport on Thursday night, but the team has confirmed that he failed to follow flight regulations.
The Associated Press reports that Jets spokesman Bruce Speight said Friday that the team was told Holmes was flying from Newark Liberty International Airport to Pittsburgh on Thursday night and that a report was filed with the Allegheny County Police Department after Holmes’ flight landed.
However, contrary to a report on Friday morning that Holmes was removed from a plane at Pittsburgh International Airport for being a “disruptive passenger,” KDKA in Pittsburgh is reporting that Allegheny County police are now saying Holmes was never removed.
The latest report says that after Holmes got off the plane, police officers reminded him of the importance of complying with flight regulations, but he was not charged.
Jets coach Rex Ryan said the disruption was created when Holmes refused to turn off his iPod when instructed to by the flight crew, and Ryan says he’ll tell Holmes to start complying with such requests.
Holmes was reportedly flying to Las Vegas this afternoon.