Recently acquired New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes had to be escorted off a plane at Pittsburgh International Airport, according to television station WPXI, the New York Post reported Friday.
The report said the incident happened shortly after 9 pm Thursday. Investigators "said Holmes wasn't arrested but was escorted off the plane for what investigators call being a 'disruptive passenger.'"
Holmes, 26, is suspended for the first four games of this coming season for violating the NFL's drug policy.
Holmes was traded by the Steelers to the Jets this month in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. After the trade, Steelers president Art Rooney II said, "Clearly, Santonio is a very talented football player, but his multiple violations of league policies and the additional off-the-field problems led us to conclude that it would be in the best interest of our organization to part ways."
This winter, Holmes was involved in an altercation in a Florida night club where he was accused of throwing a glass at a woman.
WPXI said, "In 2008, Holmes was arrested for possession of marijuana, and he was involved in a domestic violence incident in 2006. The misdemeanor charges were dismissed."
On April 13, Holmes said repeatedly he was ready to take responsibility for his behavior.
"I'm just accountable for my actions, and right now, I'm accountable for what happened and I'm ready to move forward to start a new career here with the Jets," Holmes said.