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Misdemeanor drug charge against Steelers WR Holmes is dropped

PITTSBURGH -- Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor drug charge against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII.

Assistant Allegheny County District Attorney Rachel Newman announced the decision at a court hearing Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the traffic stop that led police to find the drugs in Holmes' car wouldn't hold up in court.

Pittsburgh police say they found three marijuana-filled cigars -- or blunts -- in Holmes' car when he was pulled over on Oct. 23. They pulled Holmes over because they were looking for a car similar to the one he was driving. Holmes alerted police to the drugs.

Holmes' attorney argued that the traffic stop violated his client's rights because the search warrant wasn't specific enough. Prosecutors agreed.

Asked if he was happy with the outcome, Holmes said, "I'm all right."

Holmes was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII in February after making the winning touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals.

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