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The Steelers Collection of Violence Allegations Mounts

Peter Diana

With the news that Ben Roethlisberger will be missing today's start of the Steelers voluntary offseason workout program because he and his handlers feel Ben's presence would qualify as too much of a distraction to the rest of the team, the last thing the Steelers need is more players to become embroiled in controversy. And if I'm typing a lede as ominous sounding as that one, you know it's because that's exactly what has happened. Santonio Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl 43 and the Steelers leader in receiving yards last season is being sued by a woman who claims during a March 7 incident at an Orlando nightclub that he threw a full glass of beer at her face when she refused to surrender a seat on a couch.

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