PITTSBURGH (June 20, 2006) -- Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes apologized for his latest arrest on charges he assaulted a woman.
The 22-year-old Holmes was charged by Columbus, Ohio, police with two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and simple assault. It was his second arrest since he was chosen in the first round of the NFL draft.
Holmes said in a statement that he was sorry for the negative attention his arrest brought to the organization, and he understands that being a Steelers player demands responsible behavior off the field.
Holmes' attorney has said his client is wrongly accused.
Holmes was arrested previously in Miami Beach, Fla., on a charge of disorderly conduct during a Memorial Day weekend crackdown by local authorities.