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Police Sent Evidence to Exonerate Steelers' Holmes

Police Sent Evidence to Exonerate Steelers' Holmes

Associated Press

April 09, 2010

PITTSBURGH – The lawyer for Steelers WR Santonio Holmes said he completed an independent investigation and is “more confident than ever” that his client will be cleared of assault allegations.

“This is nothing more than frivolous and extortion and we believe we are going to show that,” Adam Swickle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I have an obligation to defend (Holmes’) reputation. These lawyers have recklessly tried to ruin that reputation with no investigation.”

Anshonae Mills alleged in a civil suit last week that Holmes cut her face by throwing a glass full of liquor at her at an Orlando nightclub on March 7. She originally told police she did not want to press charges, but police reopened the case last week when Mills changed her mind.

Swickle said he found conclusive evidence that Holmes did not commit wrongdoing and he sent it to the Orlando police. Swickle did not reveal reveal the evidence to the Tribune-Review.

“We have sent certain information to the detectives that we believe is going to result in proof positive that Santonio Holmes did absolutely nothing wrong that night,” Swickle told the paper. “I don’t think you can have any better evidence than what we just sent.”

Swickle also said he expects the civil suit against Holmes to be dropped.

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