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Holmes apologizes after missing game, drug charge

Updated: October 27, 2008, 3:35 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes apologized Monday for being involved in a marijuana-related case that caused coach Mike Tomlin to bench him for Sunday's loss to the New York Giants.

Holmes, a 2006 first-round draft pick, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop Thursday in which city police smelled burning marijuana and found marijuana-filled cigars in his car.

Holmes' preliminary hearing before a Pittsburgh ...

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