Pittsburgh Police Praise Santonio Holmes' Performance During Drug Bust

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Some people might say it's foolish to smoke pot in your car, especially when you're driving it around with expired plates, but in Pittsburgh it's not what you do, it's how you react after being confronted with your misdeeds that matters. It seems that Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes made the unfortunate boo-boo of getting pulled over in an SUV filled with the smell of burnt marijuana, but he was so polite and well-mannered during his traffic stop that the cops aren't really going to hold that other stuff against him. Holmes was charged with "one misdemeanor count of possession of a small amount of marijuana" and released, but Sgt. James Vogel of the Pittsburgh PD wants to make it clear that Holmes was a perfect gentleman during the whole ordeal. He handed over the blunts politely and without incident, and if the NFL has a problem with that they can take it up with Sgt. Vogel.

Vogel said Holmes was very cooperative, respectful and wasn’t impaired. He thinks that should be taken into account when it comes to any potential action taken against him by the Steelers and the NFL. “We wouldn't expect a steelworker to be laid off or suspended without pay,” said Vogel. “I wouldn't expect a police officer, firefighter or a member of the Steelers.”

Gee, it sounds like someone really wants to see Holmes back at work as soon as possible—maybe even this weekend. What's the line on the Giants game, again? • Steelers WR Santonio Holmes Pulled Over, Hands Officer Blunts [WPXI] Sir, You Seemed to Have Dropped Your Terrible Towel [Deadspin]