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Rex Ryan clears up Holmes situation

Bob Glauber writes that, despite his character issues,

Bob Glauber writes that, despite his character issues, Santonio Holmes can help the Jets win their first Super Bowl since 1969. Photo Credit: AP

Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he spoke with wide receiver Santonio Holmes yesterday over an incident in which Holmes (pictured) was briefly detained by police officers at Pittsburgh's Allegheny Airport because he allegedly did not turn off his iPod when asked by a flight attendant.

"The facts of the story are that when the flight attendant came up to him, he was sleeping," Ryan said. "She woke him and told him to turn off his Ipod. He said, 'Yeah, no problem.' He was tired, and never took out the ear [buds]. He laid back down. When the lady came by again [and asked him to turn off the Ipod], he said, 'I did. I can hear every word you're saying.' "

When Holmes deplaned, he was asked to speak to police. "He told them exactly what happened," Ryan said. "When Santonio told me, I totally believe him. It's one of those things. I believe Santonio, and I'm looking forward to him being a Jet."

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