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Police say Steelers’ Holmes had pot during stop

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and former Ohio State football player Santonio Holmes is facing a charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Police in Pittsburgh say they smelled pot burning and found marijuana-filled cigars in his car after a traffic stop.

Police Sergeant R. Griffith says Holmes was not arrested in yesterday’s incident but will receive notice of the charge in the mail.

Holmes has had other run-ins with the law since the Steelers drafted him out of Ohio State in the first round in 2006.

In June 2006, he was charged with domestic violence in Columbus. Those charges were dropped when the mother of one of his three children declined to help prosecutors.

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