Holmes has his day in court

Wildcat defensive end Louis Holmes had his day in court on Thursday stemming from a June altercation at a Scottsdale nightclub.

Holmes, 22, pleaded guilty to a criminal damage charge. Holmes was arrested July 1st after he was accused of being involved in an altercation with a patron and ripping the sport coat of a bouncer. Holmes was in court Thursday morning and was ordered to complete an anger management course by Feb. 16, 2008.

Holmes and a witness stated in police reports that Holmes was defending himself after an argument became heated. Michael Labinjo, a linebacker for the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts, was at the club with Holmes and maintains an unidentified ASU player swung at Holmes first after the two began arguing over a girl.

Holmes was agitated as he was escorted from the club by bouncers and it was at this point that the sport coat was reportedly damaged.

There was no official word from the University on any penalties for Holmes, but one source close to the situation said the initial thought is that any punishment would probably occur in-house and would not include a suspension.

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