6.20.2006

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON?

Incredibly, no one is reporting Santonio Holmes' trouble in 2003, when he was charged with disorderly conduct for an incident in which a woman claimed her jaw was broken.

So we decided to dig a little deeper into Santonio's past and see what else we could find. What we ended up with is a Sept. 18, 1990 article from the Orlando Sentinel:

Police on Saturday arrested a 34-year-old Cocoa man after the victim of an attempted sexual assault on Sept. 9 saw him at a bar and identified him as her attacker.

The 24-year-old woman told police she was walking home at 11:30 p.m. on Peachtree Street when a man grabbed her from behind, hit her head and dragged her behind a building. The victim said the suspect tried to tear off her clothes, but she escaped.

Police arrested Santonio Holmes, 327 Pineapple St., on charges of attempted sexual battery and aggravated assault. He is being held on $30,000 bail at the Brevard County jail in Sharpes.
Obviously the article IS NOT proof that this is Santonio's dad. But here are the facts:

1) Santonio's dad is Santonio Sr.
2) Santonio Jr. grew up without his dad
3) Cocoa, FL is located 2.5 hours away from Belle Glade, FL, where Santonio grew up
4) Santonio Holmes was born in 1984, which would make this man approximately 28 years old at the time of the wide receiver's birth

Is this Santonio's dad? You be the judge...

IF it is, we just find it incredible how often a kid vows not to be like his father, just to end up going down the exact same road...

1 comment:

Amish said...

This comment is absolutely useless.

I just felt like commenting because you mentioned something that took place near my hometown.

Brevard is my county!
Sharpes is my jail!