Wednesday, August 30, 2006
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Santonio Holmes, the Steelers' No. 1 pick, will miss practice today because he will be in Columbus, Ohio, for a jury-trial hearing on charges of domestic violence and abuse against the mother of his third child.
Holmes will attend a 10 a.m. hearing before Judge Michael Brandt in Franklin County Municipal Court. Regardless of developments, he is expected to return for the final preseason game tomorrow night against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field.
"I can't imagine that being a problem," said Sam Shamansky, Holmes' Columbus-based attorney.
Holmes, who played at Ohio State, was arrested June 19 and charged with domestic violence and abuse -- first-degree misdemeanors -- against Lashae Boone of Columbus, the mother of his third child.
"We're hoping the prosecutor drops the charges and we'll go from there," Shamansky said.