Ben Roethlisberger's alleged sexual assault case remains at the forefront of the Steelers' offseason concerns. But now a new issue has arose with one of their offensive stars.
Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes is facing a civil lawsuit stemming from a March 7 incident at an Orlando nightclub.
According to reports, Anshonoe Mills claims Holmes told her to get up from a couch she was sitting on at Rain Night Club. When she refused, Holmes had to be restrained from grabbing her and then threw a glass full of liquor at her, hitting the right side of her face. She got a laceration near her eye.
No criminal charges were filed, and Holmes (pictured) told ESPN's Rachel Nichols the matter "will be taken care of quickly, within the next 24 hours."
He added: "I really don't have much to say about it because I didn't do anything. My lawyer is handling it from here."
Maybe his most telling statement came on his Twitter page, where he wrote earlier today: "Before anyone decides to state unknown fact, please do research 1st. In the end it makes you look like the fool!"
Mills said she was in the V.I.P. area with three college friends when the incident occurred. She claimed Orlando police pressured her into not pressing charges and that Holmes offered her money to keep quiet.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers were unaware of the incident until this morning and are in the process of "gathering information," according to team spokesman Dave Lockett.
Holmes has had run-ins with the law before. In 2006, he was arrested on a domestic violence charge (which was later dropped), and in 2008, he was cited for marijuana possession.